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Andy Reid's reaction to Chiefs releasing Donnie Avery, AJ Jenkins

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Andy Reid spoke to the media on Wednesday from the NFL Combine but the real Kansas City Chiefs news went down on Tuesday when the team released wide receivers Donnie Avery and AJ Jenkins.

"I appreciate both of those guys, Donnie and AJ," Reid said Wednesday in Indianapolis.

"Two different situations. One guy is a little bit younger than the other guy. Donnie has had a lot of good years in the National Football League. Hopefully he continues to have good years. I'm pulling for him. AJ is just learning. He'll continue to do that and hopefully he hooks on with somebody and has that opportunity."

The move cleared salary cap space for the Chiefs in their first step to potentially overhauling the receiver position. It was obvious these moves had to be made based on the production they got from each player in 2014. Avery wasn't the same player after his sports hernia surgery and Jenkins never really made an impact. It happens.

The good news from those failures is that the Chiefs learned they potentially have something in Albert Wilson. That would be nice if he could eventually develop into a No. 2 receiver. More playing time next season will help them determine whether he can.

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