When the Kansas City Chiefs utilized offensive formations that featured at least three wide receivers last season, invariably Dexter McCluster was that first player off the bench as the slot receiver.
They may be able to pick and choose from a variety of candidates for that job this season. They range from traditional smaller, quicker players like Kyle Williams and rookies De'Anthony Thomas and Albert Wilson to a bigger receiver like Junior Hemingway.
All could make the roster and the Chiefs just might fill the departed McCluster’s role with any of several players, depending on their particular needs at the time.
Hemingway is an interesting candidate. He played some for the Chiefs last season in their multiple-receiver formations as a slot receiver, though at 6-foot-1 and 225 pounds, he hardly fits the profile of the typical slot receiver.