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    Jeremy Maclin released by Kansas City Chiefs after two seasons

    The Kansas City Chiefs announced Friday that they had released wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.

    The move, which came after the Chiefs wrapped up the second week of voluntary workouts, saves them $10 million in salary-cap space because Maclin was cut after June 1; they had just $3.5 million available before.

    "These decisions are never easy, especially with a player like Jeremy, who I've grown close with on and off the football field over the years," said Chiefs coach Andy Reid, who also coached Maclin with the Philadelphia Eagles. "I have a lot of respect for the way he goes about his business and how he handles himself as a professional. I wish him the best of luck moving forward."

    Maclin, 29, signed a five-year, $55 million contract with Kansas City in 2015. With his release, the Chiefs now have just $7.7 million allocated to 11 wide receivers.

    The team forfeited a third-round pick in 2016 and a sixth-round pick this year for tampering with Maclin when he was a free agent in 2015.

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    Jeremy Maclin signs with Baltimore Ravens over Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens finally added a desperately needed wide receiver, agreeing with free agent Jeremy Maclin on a two-year deal Monday, the team announced.

    Maclin, 29, who was surprisingly cut by the Kansas City Chiefs on June 2, made visits to both the Ravens and the Buffalo Bills last week. However, a source told ESPN's Josina Anderson that Maclin's decision came down to the Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles and that the Bills were not a factor in his final decision.

    Maclin will sign his contract before the Ravens' first mandatory minicamp practice Tuesday. He passed his physical last week during his visit to Baltimore.

    Last week, Jimmy's Famous Seafood, a restaurant in Baltimore, promised Maclin free crab cakes for the life of his contract if he signed with the Ravens and then upped the offer a day later to free crab cakes for life. Maclin on Monday let the restaurant know that he saw their tweet and the establishment said it would honor the promise when asked about it by a Ravens fan.

    Maclin is coming off a career-worst season, totaling 44 catches for 536 yards. He was limited to 12 games because of a groin injury. The Chiefs saved $10 million in salary-cap space by cutting Maclin.