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Chiefs News And Rumors 8/21

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Here’s all that’s happening around Chiefs Kingdom this morning.

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Well, today is going to be a big day for new wide receiver A.J. Jenkins in regard to the fix. We could almost call this “A.J. Jenkins News and Rumors 8/21″. Naturally, as the team’s new trade pickup, he’s getting a ton of press.

According to a report from Reid Ferrin of KCChiefs.com, Jenkins is ready to start over with the Chiefs:

“Fresh start, new team,” Jenkins said. “I’m feeling good and I’m ready to go out here and play some football.”

 Kansas City’s new wideout went on to say this, per Ferrin:

“I’m grateful for this opportunity,” Jenkins said. “I’m very excited to be working withAlex Smith, a QB who I’m very familiar with. I’m just looking forward to coming out here and being the best Chiefs (player) I can be and I’m ready for the opportunity.”

 That is one of the underrated aspects of this trade for the Chiefs. Jenkins and Smith were on the same team in San Francisco, so maybe, just maybe, there will be a comfort level there that translates to the field.
With that in mind, Smith did talk about the Chiefs’ new wideout, per Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports:

“It was a different situation there last year when he came in,” Smith said. “That’s a veteran team with a lot of pieces in place. So, it wasn’t his job from the jump. He came in and had to battle for it. I think it was a deeper roster there.

“For whatever reason, it didn’t work out. He’s got a ton of talent, a lot of speed, so I think the change is doing some good.”

Finally, in a bit of unrelated but related news, receiver Donnie Avery was at the starting X wideout position on Tuesday, according to Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star. Per Covitz, coach Andy Reid and the Chiefs feel comfortable that Avery is a “legitimate starter”.

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