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Jeremy Maclin to return for Chiefs' tilt with Raiders
The Kansas City Chiefs will get their No. 1 receiver back on the field for Thursday's pivotal tilt versus the Oakland Raiders.
Jeremy Maclin was a full participant in practice again Wednesday and was not listed on the Chiefs' injury report. The receiver missed the past four games with a groin injury.
The Chiefs went 3-1 without Alex Smith's go-to target. Jitterbug Tyreek Hill stepped up in Maclin's place, providing a dangerous home-run threat.
Maclin's rep count bears tracking Thursday night. With Travis Kelce and Hill providing a spark though the passing game, the Chiefs could ease the veteran back into the rotation in an effort to avoid re-injury.
In the Chiefs' Week 6 win over the Raiders, Maclin caught three passes for 49 yards, including a 38-yarder, as Spencer Ware did most of the damage in Oakland on a mucky, wet field.
The Chiefs listed defensive linemen Dontari Poe (back) and Kendall Reyes (knee) as questionable.