Albert Wilson says the Chiefs know what he can do

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2018 02 22

Pete Sweeney

Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson appeared on SiriusXM’s NFL Radio Thursday afternoon. The four-year Chief will become an unrestricted free agent when the league year begins on March 14.

This is the first we’ve heard from Wilson that I can recall since the season’s end.

Pro Football Focus recently referred to Wilson as a must-sign player for the Chiefs, and after I reviewed his stats from Patrick Mahomes’ lone regular-season game, I agreed.

Wilson set career-highs in receptions (42), yards (554) and touchdowns (3) in 2017.

Head coach Andy Reid actually spoke to his development prior to the Chiefs’ playoff loss to the Tennessee Titans in early January.

“He’s worked very hard the last couple of years here in the offseason,” Reid said. “I remember telling you guys about Jeremy (Maclin) and spending time with Jeremy, learning the game. That position takes a little bit of time to get everything down and he’s done it, and played well.”

The coaching staff likes Wilson, but his future with the Chiefs is now in the hands of general manager Brett Veach. What Veach will do is a bit of a mystery at this point.

We outlined some potential veteran alternatives Thursday morning if he chooses to go in another direction.