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Jeremy Maclin released by Kansas City Chiefs

Jeremy Maclin of the Kansas City Chiefs bobbles

Jeremy Maclin of the Kansas City Chiefs bobbles the ball at Arrowhead Stadium during the third quarter of the game against the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 27, 2015 in Kansas City, Mo. Credit: Getty Images/ Jamie Squire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs have released wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, cutting ties with one of the most high-profile free-agent signings made by general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid.

The unexpected move Friday came after the Chiefs wrapped up the second week of voluntary workouts. Maclin had been a regular at the Chiefs’ practice facility this offseason, and he recently got married — with Reid and a number of his teammates in attendance.

Maclin was entering the third year of a $55 million, five-year contract with Kansas City. It was a deal that became especially costly when the Chiefs found guilty of tampering in their pursuit of him and were stripped of two draft picks and received a fine.

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