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Chiefs cut wide receiver Jeremy Maclin; could Bears be potential landing spot?

Chiefs cut wide receiver Jeremy Maclin; could Bears be potential landing spot?

The Kansas City Chiefs made Jeremy Maclin a salary cap casualty late Friday evening, severing ties with the veteran wide receiver after two seasons.

Maclin posted career-worst numbers in 2016, managing just 44 receptions for 536 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games for the Chiefs. Maclin battled through a groin injury late in the season that cost him four games.

The Chiefs save $10 million in cap space by releasing Maclin, who is now free to sign anywhere. One destination could be the Bears, who despite an overhaul of the position this offseason could still use another veteran with experience.

The Bears let Alshon Jeffery walk in free agency and replaced him with Markus Wheaton, Rueben Randle, Kendall Wright and Victor Cruz. Cameron Meredith and Kevin White are both expected to play major roles in the passing game, as well as Josh Bellamy and Daniel Braverman. The Bears also used a second-round pick on tight end Adam Shaheen.

Maclin and the Bears haven't been linked together yet, but it's something to keep an eye on during the offseason.

Bears, Mitch Trubisky trolled after Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs agree to deal

Bears, Mitch Trubisky trolled after Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs agree to deal

Sometimes the best way to get yourself through a tough time is to laugh it off. They say laughter is the best medicine after all.

So when Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs reportedly agreed to a record-breaking contract extension, it's no surprise that many people took to Twitter to clown the Bears.

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Warning: do not scroll further unless you have the ability to laugh at a sad situation.

After all of that, this may be how all Bears fans feel on Twitter:

Ok, now that we’re through with the put downs, how about a little highlight to help the healing:

RELATED: Patrick Mahomes' unprecedented rise to NFL stardom can be explained quite simply

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Patrick Mahomes' unprecedented rise to NFL stardom can be explained quite simply

Patrick Mahomes' unprecedented rise to NFL stardom can be explained quite simply

Pat Mahomes officially woke up on Tuesday as the highest paid athlete in pro sports history. 

It's especially impressive to think about considering that Mahomes didn't even start a full season until 2018. In just two years since he's been able to win a Super Bowl, league MVP, and secure close to $500 million. How did this all happen so quickly? Mahomes' agent Leigh Steinberg – who presumably set his own field's commission record on Monday, too – sat down with the Under Center Podcast back during Super Bowl media week to talk about it: 

I think so much of it was growing up with a baseball player as a father, and watching the nature of ephemeral fame and how it comes and goes. It's all about being grounded, and in this moment, and not thinking about anything except focusing on this. But also having some fun with it. We're here on Radio Row, and happens is that you have so much coverage of the Super Bowl, that if a player performs dramaticlly, they cross over out of the narrow genre of hardcore sports fans. They become an American icon.

Steinberg also (briefly) discusses Mahomes' contract negotiations and how much the Chiefs' QB benefited from sitting behind Alex Smith for a year in 2017. You can listen to the entire conversation with Laurence Holmes right here, or in the embedded player below: