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Chiefs training camp: Jeremy Maclin has a neck strain, Chris Conley returns

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs get one receiver back but lost another one. Per reports from Chiefs training camp, Andy Reid said that Chris Conley returned to practice for the first time since July 29. That's the good news. The bad news is that Jeremy Maclin has a neck strain. X-rays were negative, according to Adam Teicher.

Maclin also missed a few plays in practice this weekend due to a jammed thumb. I don't need to tell you how important Maclin is to this Chiefs offense. We'll be watching his availability this week with the Chiefs first preseason game on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the good news about Conley is that he's back after a two-week absence. It's still not clear if he will be able to participate in Saturday's preseason game.

Obviously it would be great to see Conley get a lot of playing time on Saturday. He's missed enough time with his knee strain so getting him caught up to speed can only help. With Maclin dealing with an injury and Albert Wilson missing time in the offseason due to an injury, Conley will be called upon at some point this season.