Chiefs coaches give struggling receiver Jon Baldwin a clean slate

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08/12/2013 12:00 AM

05/16/2014 9:57 AM

It’s been a disappointing two seasons for wide receiver Jon Baldwin, the Chiefs’ first-round draft pick in 2011. Baldwin dropped two passes in practice on Sunday, but the Chiefs new coaching staff hasn’t given up on him.

Baldwin, like others Andy Reid’s staff inherited from the 2-14 debacle of 2012, have a clean slate.

“It doesn’t matter what’s happened in the past,” said assistant head coach/receivers David Culley. “What matters right now is now. Everything is being judged off what happens now.

“I told him, ‘All we want to do is see you do the right things, and if you do the right things, put yourself in position to do the right things, put yourself in position to make plays, you have to make plays.’”

Culley said Baldwin is buying to the program.

“He’s still learning right now,” Culley said. “He’s still learning how we do things. When we came out of our last minicamp, for the first time I started to see him make some plays, I started to see him do some things he hadn’t done, or been in position to do, and hopefully Jon carries that over to the season.”

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