The Ashley Lelie era begins in Kansas City as Jeff Webb's time with the Chiefs comes to an end.
Lelie was in for a workout after last Thursday's afternoon practice. Chris Hamblin of 610 Sports first reported the workout.
Lelie has been underwhelming* throughout the majority of his career save a 1,084 yard season in 2004, three years after being drafted in the first round by the Denver Broncos.
*Underwhelming may not be the best word. He had a solid season in year three with Denver then a contract dispute shipped him off to Atlanta following year four so he wasn't necessarily given a full opportunity to grow with the Broncos. This is coming from an outsiders' perspective. Insiders, fill us in in the comments.
In the last three years, he's had stops in Atlanta, San Francisco and Oakland. A skeptic would point out that all of those teams were in desperate need of wide receivers at the time and Lelie didn't last more than a season, which doesn't bode well for his chances in Kansas City. A more optimistic outlook of Lelie's last three years would point out that the quarterbacks in those three stops were sub-par, at best.
Jeff Webb was a sixth round pick Herm Edwards' first year with the Chiefs. Both he and Edwards are San Diego State alums which led some to believe that was a reason Webb stuck around. Being a late round pick, the expectations weren't high from the get-go. His best season came in year two when he caught 28 balls for 313 yards.
When the reports first surfaced that the Chiefs worked out Lelie, I asked the guys over at Mile High Report for their impression of Lelie. Click here to take a look.
The Chiefs search for wide receivers continues.