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(WR) Frankie Hammond

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By virtue of Dwayne Bowe’s one-game suspension to open the 2014 season, Frankie Hammond had an opportunity to separate himself from the rest of the receiver pack. Unfortunately, he did little to distinguish himself, with just one catch for 22 yards in the Week 1 game against the Tennessee Titans. Hammond could manage only an additional 23 receiving yards the rest of the regular season. He has value as a special teams contributor, but so do a few other players likely to bring more to the table offensively.

Jeremy Maclin is the only sure thing at the wide receiver position in Kansas City. The other four spots haven’t been accounted for as of yet. Wilson is probably in the driver’s seat for the spot opposite of Maclin, but beyond that there are more questions than answers. One of the biggest unknowns on the offensive side of the football is who’ll play in the slot. Hammond spent time in the slot in the 2013 offseason and could possibly get another look when camp opens. He’s not quite as explosive as either Conley or Thomas, but does have good timed speed (which will serve him well on the inside).

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