A. J. Jenkins WR KC 1 Month
ESPN Chiefs blogger Adam Teicher reports WR A.J. Jenkins "hasn't mounted any kind of challenge" for the No.2 receiver job.
Jenkins has been limited in OTAs due to injuries, but is mostly working with the second-team offense. Donnie Avery has been consistent as the No. 2 wideout, with De'Anthony Thomas and Junior Hemingway getting looks in the slot. Jenkins was talked up as a possible starter in the offseason, but Teicher suggests the Chiefs aren't ready to give up on Avery. 24-year-old Jenkins is due a $1.02 million base salary in 2014.
A. J. Jenkins WR KC 3 Months
Coach Andy Reid referred to WR A.J. Jenkins as a "capable player."
"I thought he made big strides last year," the coach said. Reid was mainly referring to Week 17, when Jenkins got a chance to start and responded with three catches for 67 yards. However, the Chiefs' offseason pursuit of Emmanuel Sanders and expectation that they'll select a receiver high in next week's draft speak volumes. The consistently underachieving Jenkins will have to earn his snaps in training camp.
A. J. Jenkins WR KC 5 Months
GM John Dorsey expects A.J. Jenkins to have a "really nice second season" with the Chiefs.
Dorsey's comments come after ESPN's Louis Riddick reported earlier this month that the Chiefs are "very excited about" Jenkins. While we wouldn't go rushing to acquire Jenkins in Dynasty leagues, the Chiefs certainly got the better of the Jenkins/Jon Baldwin swap. He'll get some run as the Chiefs' No. 3/4 receiver in 2014, and may even fight for snaps opposite Dwayne Bowe.
A. J. Jenkins WR KC 6 Months
ESPN's Louis Riddick said on NFL Insiders Monday that he's heard the Chiefs are "very excited about" third-year WR A.J. Jenkins.
Riddick worked in Philadelphia's front office alongside much of Kansas City's current coaching staff, so he has notable ties. Acquired from the 49ers in exchange for Jon Baldwin last August, Jenkins showed some flashes in his first season with the Chiefs, posting a 3-67 line in Week 17 and catching a 27-yard pass in K.C.'s playoff loss. Still only 24 years old, there's an outside chance Jenkins could push to start opposite Dwayne Bowe in 2014.
A. J. Jenkins WR KC 7 Months
A.J. Jenkins caught a 27-yard pass in Kansas City's Wild Card loss to the Colts.
Jenkins' fourth-quarter grab was his lone target of the afternoon. He was only in the game because Donnie Avery (concussion) was injured. The 2012 first-round bust at least saw the field this season, appearing in all 16 games after being limited to 42 snaps for the 49ers as a rookie, but still managed just eight catches for 130 yards. Jenkins is going to have to shine in the Chiefs' offseason program and training camp to be assured of a 2014 roster spot.
A. J. Jenkins WR KC 7 Months
A.J. Jenkins caught three balls for a team-high 67 yards in the Chiefs' Week 17 loss to the Chargers.
With Dwayne Bowe (concussion) inactive and the Chiefs in all-out rest-starters mode, Jenkins was the focal point of Chase Daniel's passing "attack." Jenkins is unlikely to suddenly morph into a huge part of Kansas City's postseason offense, but he's shown more with the Chiefs than Jon Baldwin has in San Francisco. The Chiefs are winning the September trade to this point.
A. J. Jenkins WR KC 8 Months1 Comment
A.J. Jenkins played just three snaps in Week 14 while Junior Hemingway played 33.
The Chiefs were absolutely throttling the Redskins from the jump, so it looked like a good spot to get Jenkins some extra reps. Instead, those chances went to Hemingway. It's yet another shot across the bow of the 49ers' 2012 first-round pick.
A. J. Jenkins WR KC 8 Months
A.J. Jenkins caught three passes for 35 yards in the Chiefs' Week 13 loss to the Broncos.
While Jon Baldwin is doing nothing in San Francisco, the Chiefs are slowly but surely starting to get some production out of Jenkins. He's still barely even worth rostering in the deepest of Dynasty leagues.
A. J. Jenkins WR KC 10 Months
A.J. Jenkins caught one pass for six yards in Kansas City's Week 3 win over the Eagles.
511 days after being selected with the No. 30 overall pick of the 2012 draft, Jenkins has an NFL catch. There's no reason to believe his role is going to grow in the coming weeks.
A. J. Jenkins WR KC 11 Months
Chiefs WR A.J. Jenkins played six snaps in Kansas City's opener, but was not targeted.
He's behind Dwayne Bowe, Donnie Avery, Dexter McCluster, and Junior Hemingway on the depth chart. Jon Baldwin -- for whom Jenkins was acquired in an August 19 trade with San Francisco -- was a healthy scratch on Opening Day.