Chiefs sign Pro Bowl wide receiver, former Mizzou standout Jeremy Maclin

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs ended days of speculation with the official signing of wide receiver Jeremy Maclin on Wednesday. The team signed the wide out to a five-year deal, bolstering a receiving corps that infamously failed to catch a touchdown in the 2014 season. ESPN reports the deal is valued at $11 million a year and will guarantee Maclin $22.5 million.

Maclin is coming off of a career year in 2014 where he caught 85 passes for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns, leading to his first Pro Bowl selection. The Philadelphia Eagles picked him 19th overall in the 2009 draft out of the University of Missouri, and Maclin played for Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid during his first four seasons in the NFL. He’s amassed 343 catches for 4,771 yards and 36 touchdowns during his NFL career.

Originally from Kirkwood, Mo., Maclin was a consensus All-American at Mizzou in 2007 and 2008, helping lead the Tigers to back-to-back appearances in the Big 12 Championship Game. He was inducted into the school’s hall of fame this past February along with current Chiefs’ backup quarterback Chase Daniel and former Raymore-Peculiar High School star Chase Coffman.

The team plans to introduce Maclin at a 2 p.m. news conference on Wednesday.

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