Found August 19, 2013 on Football Nation:
Last year, the Kansas City Chiefs were the worst team in the league. Over the offseason, they brought in a great new coach, Andy Reid, and a couple of good players.I'm honestly not sure why they did so poorly. Maybe it was bad leadership, but the veteran and impact-player presence wasn't an issue.The Chiefs now have plenty of stars on offense, with the newly-added Alex Smith at the helm. People criticize him for being a bad quarterback, but he's not. He is an intelligent quarterback who doesn't take enought risks.His lack of aggression is what got him booted out of San Francisco. Luckily, he still has a decent wide receiver in Dwayne Bowe. In the backfield, there is also an experienced veteran running the ball in Jamaal Charles. In my opinion, he's above average, but not a Top-5 running back like the analysts are saying.On defense, they have lots of stars too. With Brandon Flowers, Dunta Robinson, and Sean Smith covering the receivers, they should be in a good po...

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Breaking News out of Gold Country today. According to CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco and, The San Francisco 49ers have traded First Round Bust Wide Receiver A.J Jenkins to the Chiefs for other First Round Bust Wide Receiver Jonathan Baldwin. Drafted out of Pittsburgh with the 26th pick in the first round in 2011, Baldwin brings a 6’4 230 pound frame, much larger than...

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Keeler: Baldwin had all the tools - except the ability to catch the darned ball

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Jamaal Charles Returns To Practice

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Second Chance for Jenkins

We can play connect the dots when it comes to the trade that sent Chiefs receiver Jon Baldwin to the 49ers for receiver A.J. Jenkins, but that matters very little now. Kansas City has a talented young man who is going to get an opportunity to show his late bloomer college status wasn’t a fluke.

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Chiefs and 49ers Swap Wide Receivers

The San Francisco 49ers have dealt former first round pick, wide receiver A.J. Jenkins to the Kansas City Chiefs for their former first round wide receiver, Jon Baldwin. Obviously, both teams are hoping that a change of scenery is what both players need to revive their careers. Jenkins, who was the 30th overall pick in last year’s draft out of Illinois, only played in three games...

49ers trade 2012 first round pick A.J. Jenkins to Chiefs for Jonathan Baldwin

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Chiefs and 49ers exchange disapointing WRs Jonathan Baldwin and A.J. Jenkins

  In one of the rare non-draft day NFL trades involving starters, the San Fransisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs have exchanged fellow 1st round disappointments , A.J. Jenkins and Jonathan Baldwin. Baldwin was the 26th pick of the 2011 Draft for KC , while Jenkins was the 30th pick of the 2012 Draft. Jenkins […]
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