Chiefs part ways with A.J. Jenkins

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The wide receivers for the 2014 Chiefs didn’t catch any touchdown passes and two of them won’t be back to try again in 2015.

The Chiefs confirmed the previously reported departure of Donnie Avery on Tuesday and also announced that they have waived A.J. Jenkins. Jenkins finished the 2014 season on injured reserve because of a shoulder injury that limited him to nine games and nine catches in his second season with Kansas City.

Jenkins was acquired before the 2013 season in a trade with the 49ers, who selected Jenkins in the first round of the 2012 draft, and caught eight passes that year. The Chiefs moved their own disappointing first-round wideout Jon Baldwin in the deal and the end result on both sides is little to show for players who will go down as two of the bigger first-round misses in recent memory.

The Chiefs needed major improvement at wide receiver when Avery and Jenkins were on the roster, so Tuesday’s moves merely clear room for new additions that should be on their way to Kansas City in free agency and/or the draft.