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Sunday, December 15, 2013, 2:36pm
Jamaal Charles may see a few extra targets with McCluster out.
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 12:53pm
AJ Jenkins traded for Jon Baldwin
Monday, August 19, 2013, 1:47pm
A.J. Jenkins is going to get a fresh start.
A short time later, the Chiefs announced Jenkins had been dealt for fellow receiver Jon Baldwin, another former first-round pick who has struggled to make an impact in the NFL.
Seems like a change of scenery deal for both players. Jenkins has really fallen on the 49er depth chart since being a 2012 first round pick. Meanwhile, Baldwin, a 2011 first round pick, had been dropping balls in KC this preseason, including one in a game against the 49ers, ironically. Baldwin seems like he would have a better chance to be productive as the 49ers are desperately looking for a WR2 and a vertical threat. Jenkins looks like he'll battle Donnie Avery and Dexter McCluster for snaps in Kansas City behind Dwayne Bowe.
Monday, July 29, 2013, 9:43am
Since drafting him in the second round of the 2010 draft, the Chiefs have tried WR Dexter McCluster as a running back, slot receiver, wide receiver and kick returner, but injuries and issues with ball security have been a problem.
Still, offensive coordinator Doug Pederson is determined to find ways to get the ball to McCluster, who caught 52 passes for 452 yards last year and carried 12 times for 70 yards.
The team is looking to create mismatches, and McCluster has the ability to do that. He could have some fantasy value in this offense, but it will likely come in very deep leagues.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 2:26pm
“I like McCluster,” Reid said. “I think he’s a good football player, and he has a role on this football team. I’ve got some things in mind for him.”
McCluster, who is quick, could flourish in Reid’s offense. But he’s not particularly fast, which again pointed to the need for Avery.
Avery was a second-round pick of the Rams in 2008 and played two seasons in St. Louis before tearing his ACL in a preseason game in 2010. He missed that season and was cut by the Rams before the following season.
If he's the starter, Avery will be a sleeper heading into the 2013 season. His value will depend on how quickly Reid can turn around the Chiefs' offense.