Chiefs recover WR Maclin after dual seasons

The Kansas City Chiefs announced Friday they have expelled far-reaching receiver Jeremy Maclin.


The move, that came after a Chiefs wrapped adult a second week of intentional workouts, saves a Chiefs $10 million in top space since Maclin was cut after Jun 1; they had only $3.5 million accessible before.

Maclin posted on his Twitter comment shortly after a warn pierce was announced.

“These decisions are never easy, generally with a actor like Jeremy, who I’ve grown tighten with on and off a football margin over a years,” pronounced Chiefs conduct manager Andy Reid, who also coached Maclin with a Philadelphia Eagles. “I have a lot of honour for a approach he goes about his business and how he handles himself as a professional. we wish him a best of fitness relocating forward.”

Maclin, 29, sealed a five-year, $55 million agreement with Kansas City in 2015. With his release, a Chiefs now have only $7.7 million allocated to 11 far-reaching receivers.

The group also dispossessed a third-round collect in 2016 and a sixth-round collect this year for tampering with Maclin when he was a giveaway representative in 2015.

Kansas City has no definite claimant to be a No. 1 receiver after releasing Maclin. Tyreek Hill was a team’s heading far-reaching receiver final year with 61 receptions, though a Chiefs have been wavering to use him as a full-time receiver since he gets a lot of work as a using behind and as a flog returner. The many expected claimant is Chris Conley, a third-round breeze collect in 2015. Conley held 44 passes for 530 yards and no TDs final season.

The Chiefs now have 4 far-reaching receivers — Hill, Conley, Albert Wilson and De’Anthony Thomas — who have held a pass in an NFL game. They have a total for 251 regular-season catches and 12 receiving TDs. Maclin has 474 regular-season catches and 46 TDs in his career.

Information from ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Adam Teicher and The Associated Press was used in this report.


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