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Chiefs sign Albert Wilson to one-year deal

KANSAS CITY, MP - JANUARY 15: Wide receiver Albert Wilson #12 of the Kansas City Chiefs begins his catch that would lead to a five yard touchdown in the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 15, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Chiefs re-signed what has been a frequent contributor to their offense over the last three seasons, slot receiver Albert Wilson.  The deal was for one-year, $1.797 million.

  • After losing snaps (down to 489 in 2016 from 802 in 2015) to second-year player Chris Conley and rookie Tyreek Hill, Wilson was only able catch 33 of 53 targets a season ago.
  • His average depth of target was just 7.5 yards, ranking near the bottom of the league’s receivers and contributed to Wilson earning the second-lowest yards per route run (0.60) among qualifying slot receivers a season ago.
  • He remains valuable on special teams, though, where he played 162 snaps, graded positively, and added a 50-yard touchdown run on a fake punt against the Falcons.

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