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A.J. Jenkins | Wide Receiver

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
College: Illinois
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Chiefs placed WR A.J. Jenkins (shoulder) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Jenkins hadn't played since Week 9 due to his shoulder injury. He'll finish 2014 with nine receptions for 93 yards, making two starts in place of Donnie Avery. The Chiefs signed Jason Avant to replace him. Nov 21 - 8:03 PM

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A.J. Jenkins caught one pass for 10 yards in Week 9 against the Jets.

Jenkins started in place of Donnie Avery, but continues to be a non-factor. The Chiefs don't have any viable receivers behind Dwayne Bowe. Junior Hemingway finished with two catches for nine yards.
Nov 2 - 5:17 PM

Making another start in place of Donnie Avery, A.J. Jenkins caught 2-of-2 targets for 37 yards.

Jenkins made a comically poor effort at a third target, but it was wiped out by a roughing-the-passer penalty. Jenkins nearly redeemed himself in the third quarter, but inexplicably stepped out of bounds on what could have been a 72-yard touchdown. That's Jenkins' career in a nutshell. He remains miles from fantasy relevance.
Oct 19 - 8:17 PM

A.J. Jenkins caught 1-of-2 targets for three yards in Kansas City's Week 5 loss to the 49ers.

Jenkins got the "start" opposite Dwayne Bowe, but was in a committee with Junior Hemingway. Jenkins is closer to being out of the NFL than fantasy relevance.
Oct 5 - 8:18 PM

A.J. Jenkins will start in Donnie Avery's (sports-hernia operation) against the 49ers.

Avery is expected to miss roughly four weeks. Jenkins could end up rotating snaps with Frankie Hammond. An ineffective player for the entirety of his three-year NFL career, Jenkins remains miles from fantasy relevance despite the increased role.
Oct 2 - 3:59 PM

Chiefs WR A.J. Jenkins suffered a concussion in Thursday night's preseason finale.

Jenkins has had a very quiet training camp, battling injuries and failing to so much as earn a Rotoworld blurb since June. If he's on the roster bubble, suffering a concussion right before final cuts can only hurt him.
Aug 28 - 8:57 PM

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.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 15 - 4:33 PM

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

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