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Chiefs again release receiver Junior Hemingway

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Junior Hemingway (88) was back practicing on Sunday morning, running a pass route defended by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith (21) during Kansas City Chiefs summer training camp practice at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Junior Hemingway (88) was back practicing on Sunday morning, running a pass route defended by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith (21) during Kansas City Chiefs summer training camp practice at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo. The Kansas City Star

The Chiefs released receiver Junior Hemingway on Tuesday, a week after the team waived him with an injury designation.

Hemingway, a seventh-round pick out of Michigan in 2012, suffered a hip injury early in training camp and never returned to the field. He was waived Sept. 1, when teams were forced to pare their rosters down from 90 to 75 men, and placed on injured reserve by the Chiefs when he cleared waivers.

Hemingway caught 25 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns during his Chiefs career.

Also Tuesday, outside linebacker Josh Martin, who was waived Monday to make room for offensive tackle Jah Reid, cleared waivers and was added to injured reserve.

The Chiefs have invested the last three years in developing Martin, a former undrafted rookie free agent who is listed at 6 feet 3 and 245 pounds. He was one of the team’s top special-teams players a year ago, posting a team-high Pro Football Focus rating of 13.5 and positive grades on kickoffs and punts. He also had 10 special-teams tackles a year ago.

Martin suffered a concussion during the Chiefs’ preseason finale against the St. Louis Rams on Thursday.

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