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Chiefs receiver Albert Wilson leaves practice with an injury

Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson during a game last December against the Arizona Cardinals.
Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson during a game last December against the Arizona Cardinals. The Associated Press

The injury bug bit the Chiefs for the second straight day on Wednesday, as receiver Albert Wilson left organized-team activities early with what the team called a hamstring injury.

The day before, nose tackle Dontari Poe left early with a back injury, while inside linebacker Derrick Johnson did not practice due to knee inflammation. Neither player practiced Wednesday, either.

Wilson, a second-year pro who turns 23 in July, is expected to fight for the starting job opposite Jeremy Maclin. Wilson, the former undrafted free agent out of Georgia State, caught 16 passes for 260 yards last season.

On Tuesday, Wilson said he feels much more comfortable at his position than he did at the same time last year, which is to be expected.

“Me being still young, I have a lot to learn,” Wilson said. “I’m just trying to take advantage of this opportunity. We’re still early in the season and OTAs and we still have camp to go. I’m just out there fighting, fighting for a spot.”

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