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Posted on Mon, May 14, 2012 : 12:55 p.m.

Former Michigan WR Junior Hemingway working on speed with Kansas City Chiefs

By Kyle Meinke

Former Michigan receiver Junior Hemingway has completed his first NFL camp as a Kansas City Chief, but not much has changed.

He's a big receiver who is adept on the deep ball, but speed is a concern.


Former Michigan wide receiver Junior Hemingway is vying for a spot on the Kansas City Chiefs roster.

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"I'm working on that," he said in a video posted on "I'm working on it. You just have to get adapted to this pace."

Hemingway was selected by the Chiefs in the seventh round of last month's draft, and signed his first NFL deal Friday. Terms of the four-year pact were not disclosed.

The 6-foot-1, 225-pound native of Conway, S.C., is fighting for a roster spot with Chiefs receivers Jonathan Baldwin, Terrance Copper, Jeremy Horne, Jamar Newsome and another former Michigan wideout, Steve Breaston.

"I'm learning," Hemingway said. "Learning some new ways, some new things. Just progressing. And I'm glad that I have things to work on, so I can perfect those things."

Kyle Meinke covers Michigan football for He can be reached at 734-623-2588, by email at and followed on Twitter @kmeinke.