The Kansas City Chiefs would do well to get anything from star wide receiver Jeremy Maclin on Saturday against the New England Patriots after an injury many feared could be a potential ACL injury against the Houston Texans. Amazingly, the injury was termed a high ankle sprain and Maclin even made his first appearance at practice this week by doing a "little bit" on Thursday, per head coach Andy Reid.
Maclin was lumped in with outside linebacker Justin Houston in terms of practice and availability for Saturday's game. Both players "did a little bit" on Thursday, according to Reid, and both also sat out the team periods. Both will also be game-time decisions for the coaching staff.
"Maclin came out and did a little bit during the stretch period and that was about it. And then Justin Houston went through the warmups and is making progress," said Reid near the top of his press conference.
Other players were also held out of practice. Both Mitch Morse and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif remained out since neither have passed the protocols to return from a concussion. Tamba Hali did not practice on Thursday but that's become par for the course during weeks late in the season.