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“Apparently he rehabbed a little bit with (receiver) Danario (Alexander) at Missouri so they know each other a little bit,” Spagnuolo said. “He asked about Danario and he put some plays in for him. We’re going in right know and put them on the board. They’re definitely going in.”

Nixon has had three knee surgeries.

“I like all the Mizzou guys to do well,” Nixon said. “Everybody knows his story. Everybody in Missouri is cheering for Danario. I’d like to see him score a touchdown or two for sure.”

Alexander would, too.

“I’m glad he put a good word in for me,” Alexander said.

Nixon said he has not been to a Chiefs practice this week, but he went to training camp to see Kansas City’s new facility at Missouri Western in St. Joseph.

Which team does the governor like in this game?

“I’m from the eastern side of the state,” Nixon said. “So, my dad will certainly be wearing Rams colors. As for my two sons, I’ll try and dress them down. I’ll be wearing black and gold something.”