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REPORT: Kansas City Chiefs Release WR Jeremy Maclin

by: Darrelle Lincoln On  Monday, June 5, 2017

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After just two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, the team has announced the release of wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.

“I’d like to thank Jeremy for his effort and dedication the past two seasons,” Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. “I have great respect for all players, which makes decisions like these very difficult, but we felt it was in the best interest of our club moving forward to part ways at this time. We wish Jeremy the best as he continues his career.” 

Following five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, Maclin signed with the Chiefs as a free agent in March 2015. While he piled up a career-high 87 catches for 1,088 yards and eight touchdowns in his first year, he could only muster up 44 receptions for 536 yards and two TD’s the following season.

The 29-year-old had a $12.4 million cap hit with $7 million in dead money for the 2017 season, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The team will save $10 million against the cap by cutting Maclin after June 1. 

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