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A.J. Jenkins | Wide Receiver

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/30/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
College: Illinois
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ESPN Chiefs blogger Adam Teicher reports A.J. Jenkins "hasn't mounted any kind of challenge" for the No. 2 receiver job.
Jenkins has been limited in OTAs due to injuries, but is mostly working with the second-team offense. Donnie Avery has been consistent as the No. 2 wideout, with De'Anthony Thomas and Junior Hemingway getting looks in the slot. Jenkins was talked up as a possible starter in the offseason, but Teicher suggests the Chiefs aren't ready to give up on Avery. 24-year-old Jenkins is due a $1.02 million base salary in 2014. Jun 15 - 4:33 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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Coach Andy Reid referred to WR A.J. Jenkins as a "capable player."

"I thought he made big strides last year," the coach said. Reid was mainly referring to Week 17, when Jenkins got a chance to start and responded with three catches for 67 yards. However, the Chiefs' offseason pursuit of Emmanuel Sanders and expectation that they'll select a receiver high in next week's draft speak volumes. The consistently underachieving Jenkins will have to earn his snaps in training camp.
Apr 28 - 12:45 PM

GM John Dorsey expects A.J. Jenkins to have a "really nice second season" with the Chiefs.

Dorsey's comments come after ESPN's Louis Riddick reported earlier this month that the Chiefs are "very excited about" Jenkins. While we wouldn't go rushing to acquire Jenkins in Dynasty leagues, the Chiefs certainly got the better of the Jenkins/Jon Baldwin swap. He'll get some run as the Chiefs' No. 3/4 receiver in 2014, and may even fight for snaps opposite Dwayne Bowe.
Feb 21 - 1:34 PM

ESPN's Louis Riddick said on NFL Insiders Monday that he's heard the Chiefs are "very excited about" third-year WR A.J. Jenkins.

Riddick worked in Philadelphia's front office alongside much of Kansas City's current coaching staff, so he has notable ties. Acquired from the 49ers in exchange for Jon Baldwin last August, Jenkins showed some flashes in his first season with the Chiefs, posting a 3-67 line in Week 17 and catching a 27-yard pass in K.C.'s playoff loss. Still only 24 years old, there's an outside chance Jenkins could push to start opposite Dwayne Bowe in 2014.
Feb 3 - 3:53 PM

A.J. Jenkins caught a 27-yard pass in Kansas City's Wild Card loss to the Colts.

Jenkins' fourth-quarter grab was his lone target of the afternoon. He was only in the game because Donnie Avery (concussion) was injured. The 2012 first-round bust at least saw the field this season, appearing in all 16 games after being limited to 42 snaps for the 49ers as a rookie, but still managed just eight catches for 130 yards. Jenkins is going to have to shine in the Chiefs' offseason program and training camp to be assured of a 2014 roster spot.
Jan 4 - 9:28 PM

A.J. Jenkins caught three balls for a team-high 67 yards in the Chiefs' Week 17 loss to the Chargers.

With Dwayne Bowe (concussion) inactive and the Chiefs in all-out rest-starters mode, Jenkins was the focal point of Chase Daniel's passing "attack." Jenkins is unlikely to suddenly morph into a huge part of Kansas City's postseason offense, but he's shown more with the Chiefs than Jon Baldwin has in San Francisco. The Chiefs are winning the September trade to this point.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:11:00 PM

A.J. Jenkins played just three snaps in Week 14 while Junior Hemingway played 33.

The Chiefs were absolutely throttling the Redskins from the jump, so it looked like a good spot to get Jenkins some extra reps. Instead, those chances went to Hemingway. It's yet another shot across the bow of the 49ers' 2012 first-round pick.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 12:51:00 PM

A.J. Jenkins caught three passes for 35 yards in the Chiefs' Week 13 loss to the Broncos.

While Jon Baldwin is doing nothing in San Francisco, the Chiefs are slowly but surely starting to get some production out of Jenkins. He's still barely even worth rostering in the deepest of Dynasty leagues.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 08:52:00 PM

A.J. Jenkins caught one pass for six yards in Kansas City's Week 3 win over the Eagles.

511 days after being selected with the No. 30 overall pick of the 2012 draft, Jenkins has an NFL catch. Of course, he dropped his other target. There's no reason to believe Jenkins' role is going to grow in the coming weeks.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 12:37:00 AM

Chiefs WR A.J. Jenkins played six snaps in Kansas City's opener, but was not targeted.

He's behind Dwayne Bowe, Donnie Avery, Dexter McCluster, and Junior Hemingway on the depth chart. Jon Baldwin -- for whom Jenkins was acquired in an August 19 trade with San Francisco -- was a healthy scratch on Opening Day.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 02:57:00 PM

Chiefs WR A.J. Jenkins wasn't targeted in Saturday's third preseason game against the Steelers.

Jenkins played only a handful of second-half snaps. Reuniting with Alex Smith isn't going to help Jenkins shed his bust label.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 01:09:00 AM

Chiefs acquired WR A.J. Jenkins from the 49ers in exchange for WR Jon Baldwin.

It's a change-of-scenery swap of first-round draft busts. Jenkins will "reunite" with Alex Smith in Kansas City, though the duo combined for exactly zero catches in San Francisco last season. Jenkins' lone target came in Week 17. He has zero career receptions. The 49ers ran out of patience with last year's No. 30 pick after Jenkins showed absolutely nothing through two preseason games, fumbling away his only catch. Going from Colin Kaepernick to Smith certainly won't help Jenkins' "fantasy value," but perhaps a new locale will do him good. The over/under on his 2013 reception total is still in the neighborhood of 10.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 12:08:00 PM

USA Today reports that "barring a last-minute snag," the 49ers are trading disappointing second-year WR A.J. Jenkins to the Chiefs.

CSN Bay Area confirms the 49ers are shopping Jenkins, but has no further details. If Jenkins — the No. 30 pick of the 2012 draft — is indeed Kansas City bound, it shouldn't be for more than a sixth- or seventh-round pick. Bumbling his way through a disastrous preseason, Jenkins was squarely on the roster bubble in San Francisco. Perhaps Jenkins would make fellow disappointing former first-rounder Jon Baldwin expendable in K.C. Wherever he's playing his football this season, Jenkins is off the fantasy radar.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 11:58:00 AM

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was noncommittal when asked about 2012 first-round pick A.J. Jenkins' roster security Sunday.

"Things factor in, but -- longstanding -- football hasn't changed since the inception," said Harbaugh. "The best players make the team." Harbaugh revealed Jenkins will be tried "in some additional roles" this week, including kickoff returner, as the 49ers attempt to give him a chance to earn a roster spot in another capacity. Jenkins is not one of the team's best six wide receivers.
Sun, Aug 18, 2013 04:32:00 PM

49ers WR A.J. Jenkins has been targeted five times through two preseason games, and the results are four incompletions, two interceptions, one catch for 11 yards, and a fumble lost.

Jenkins fumbled away his lone catch. On Friday night, he was physically manhandled by Chiefs RCB Sean Smith. Jenkins has also struggled on the practice field, with multiple 49ers beat writers insisting he's not played well enough to earn a 53-man roster spot. If the Niners do opt to keep Jenkins on the final 53, the only reason will be his draft status as a 2012 first-round pick.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 12:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Alex Smith
2Chase Daniel
3Aaron Murray
4Tyler Bray
RB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
3Cyrus Gray
4De'Anthony Thomas
5Joe McKnight
GLB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
3RB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
FB1Anthony Sherman
2James Baker
3Jordan Campbell
WR11Dwayne Bowe
2A.J. Jenkins
3Jerrell Jackson
4Weston Dressler
5Mark Harrison
WR21Donnie Avery
2Junior Hemingway
3Kyle Williams
4Fred Williams
5Albert Wilson
WR31A.J. Jenkins
TE1Anthony Fasano
2Travis Kelce
3Sean McGrath
4Richard Gordon
5Demetrius Harris
K1Ryan Succop
2Cairo Santos