The hole that Jeremy Maclin's surprising offseason release left in the Kansas City Chiefs' wide receiver corps was underscored last week when Andy Reid brought up the veteran's name.
Reid was asked about how the rest of his pass catchers were coming along, and the Chiefs' coach was quick to heap praise — entirely of his own doing — on the job Maclin did serving as an on-field assistant to their younger wide receivers during his time in Kansas City.
"Jeremy was a great teacher for them," Reid said. "Understand how you practice, how you play and prepare for both practice and games. These guys were lucky to be around him and have that opportunity."