Chiefs Trade WR Baldwin for 49ers WR Jenkins

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The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Monday that the club has acquired wide receiver A.J. Jenkins via trade with the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for wide receiver Jon Baldwin.

“We felt like this trade was beneficial for all parties involved,” Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said.

“A.J. is a talented individual with a skillset that we feel can add value to our football team. Jon Baldwin is a hardworking player and a professional. We wish him nothing but the best moving forward.”

Jenkins (6-0, 200) saw action in three NFL games with the 49ers in 2012. He originally entered the NFL as a first-round draft pick (30th overall) with San Francisco in the 2012 NFL Draft. The Jacksonville, Fla., native played collegiately at Illinois where he was a first-team All-Big Ten wide receiver. He caught 167 passes for 2,432 yards (14.6 avg.) and 19 touchdowns for the Fighting Illini.

Baldwin (6-4, 230) has played in 26 games (10 starts) in two NFL seasons with the Chiefs (2011-12). He’s caught 41 passes for 579 yards (14.1 avg.) and two touchdowns. Baldwin originally entered the NFL as a first-round draft pick (26th overall) of the Chiefs in the 2011 NFL Draft. The Aliquippa, Pa., native played collegiately at Pittsburgh and prepped at Aliquippa High School


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