It appears the Chiefs are poised to have a third former 49ers player start against his old team this week.
The Chiefs announced Thursday that No. 2 receiver Donnie Avery will miss the team’s game against San Francisco on Sunday with a core muscle injury, and offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said third-year pro A.J. Jenkins will likely take his place in the starting lineup.
“That’s accurate to say,” Pederson said, when asked if Jenkins is the next man up at the position. “And as you’ve seen in the last couple of ballgames, we play a multitude of guys. But A.J. will get his opportunity.”
We aren't expecting much from Jenkins in a starting role, but it's a position to monitor as bye weeks continue to decimate starting lineups.