In another video post on Instagram, McCoy, while walking with Maclin, says, "Just looking at an easy 1,300-,1400 (yards in receptions for Maclin), you know what I'm sayin? I mean, 90-100 catches. You know what I mean? We're just making things happening right now. See what I'm saying?
"That's what I'm offering to Buffalo. The ultimate recruiter: Twenty-five."
The Chiefs have shaken things up in the front office the last couple of weeks. Most of the transactions were your routine promotions and what not. But a few changes were very interesting and have what I think could be big ramifications on this team and yet not many people seem to be talking much about them.
"Not much is different,” Conley explained. “I'm still coming out here, doing what they ask me to do. That role is a little bit different now, moving around to some different spots, doing some different things that Jeremy was doing, but other than that, things are really the same. I think we're getting on a good page with our quarterbacks and the offense is moving at a good tempo."
“The way that you’re a good leader is that you have to be a good follower first,” Conley said, via ESPN.com. “You have to be a good listener and I got a lot of time just being able to sit back and watch [Maclin] and listen. I think that’s the way you help these younger guys is you just pay attention. It’s not necessarily being a rah-rah guy every day. Sometimes it’s coming out here, seeing what they do, waiting to the end of practice and talking to them about what they’ve got to get better at.”
Maclin, a nine-year veteran, served as a mentor to Conley for the better part of two years and dished out plenty of tough love. Maclin played with an edge, and he instructed with an edge, too. Last offseason, he called Conley in Georgia on a random February day and all but instructed him to return to Kansas City, where he would live and train with Maclin.
“[Maclin] just let me know he wasn’t going to be here anymore, that we needed to take the things he’s taught us and move forward with it, that we know what to do and we’re ready,’’ Conley said after practice on Wednesday.
“I told him, ‘Thank you.’ ... We’re very close. Jeremy is like a brother to me.’’
Reaves arrest was reported by radio station WRMJ on Monday. According to the report, Reaves – a native of Birmingham, Alabama who played college football at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, faces felony charges of unlawful restraint and a misdemeanor charge of trespassing to a residence. The incident allegedly involved Reaves and two women.
The Chiefs currently have 12 receivers listed on the roster. Conley, Hill, Robinson and Chesson along with Albert Wilson and De’Anthony Thomas lead the six most like to make the opening weekend roster.
Four rookies make up the second group of receivers battling for a roster spot. They are joined by Seantavius Jones, a holdover from last year’s practice squad, and Tevin Jones, a 2016 rookie who joined the Houston Texans practice squad last year.
Vrabel can also lean on the experience of Crennel, a 69-year-old former Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs head coach who's been coaching in the NFL since 1981, when he was hired as the New York Giants' special teams coach.