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Cutting Jeremy Maclin was the wrong move, most Chiefs fans say

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We asked Kansas City Chiefs fans whether they were OK with Friday night’s decision to cut Jeremy Maclin and the majority were not. Despite saving all that precious cap room, Chiefs fans were mostly not OK with this June surprise.

This was a pretty big shocker. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, who drafted Maclin in Philly, went to his wedding just a few weeks ago. And now he’s cut. The Chiefs released these statements on Friday night:

Chiefs GM John Dorsey: “I’d like to thank Jeremy for his effort and dedication the past two seasons. I have great respect for all players, which makes decisions like these very difficult, but we felt it was in the best interest of our club moving forward to part ways at this time. We wish Jeremy the best as he continues his career.”

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid: “These decisions are never easy, especially with a player like Jeremy who I’ve grown close with on and off the football field over the years. I have a lot of respect for the way he goes about his business and how he handles himself as a professional. I wish him the best of luck moving forward.”

Here’s more of the reaction to the move: