Chiefs Waive Former First-Round Pick WR A.J. Jenkins

The Kansas City Chiefs announced Tuesday that they have waived WR A.J. Jenkins.

  • The Chiefs also confirmed the release of veteran WR Donnie Avery.

Jenkins, 25, was taken with the No. 30 overall pick in the 2012 draft by the San Francisco 49ers. However, he lasted just a year with the team before he was traded to the Chiefs in return for fellow draft bust Jonathan Baldwin.

He had one year remaining on his four-year, $6,947,529 rookie contract and would have made a base salary of $660,000 for the 2015 season.

Cutting Jenkins will free up $1,337,390 in available cap space for the Chiefs while creating no dead money, according to

Jenkins has appeared in just 28 games over the course of three season and made three starts. In three years, he’s caught 17 passes for 223 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

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