Jeremy Maclin, Justin Houston among five Chiefs listed as questionable

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Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that he thought the team would make decisions about whether wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and linebacker Justin Houston will play against the Patriots on Saturday and they made that official with the release of their final injury report of the week on Friday.

Both players are listed as questionable, although it would seem Houston is a better bet to play than Maclin. Houston has been dealing with some discomfort from the knee brace he’s wearing to protect the injured knee that kept him out of the final five games of the regular season, but he was able to play against the Texans last weekend.

Maclin left that game with a high ankle sprain and hasn’t been listed as an official participant in practice at all this week, although Reid did say that Maclin did some on-field work early in Thursday’s session.

Running back Spencer Ware, linebacker Tamba Hali and wide receiver Albert Wilson were also listed as questionable. All of them were able to practice this week.

Center Mitch Morse and right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif weren’t able to practice due to concussions and they have both been ruled out. Zach Fulton will be at center for the second straight week and Jah Reid will likely take over at guard.

44 responses to “Jeremy Maclin, Justin Houston among five Chiefs listed as questionable

  1. I see your legitimate Maclin and Houston injury and raise you Chandler Jones lacing dope with PCP, crawling around a police station parking lot out his mind, and a Gronk knee injury, I mean back… Or something injured, whatever.

    Signed Bill…

  2. I’ll wait a couple of hours for the article questioning whether the Chiefs are overstating, or understating, the extent of injuries before commenting any further.

    There will be one, right?

  3. Should be a good game Chiefs fan. If you win I’ll congratulate you and hope you get to the Super Bowl.

    Both teams have injuries so there should be no excuses from either group of fans.

    I think the Pats will win a cardiac kid kind of game that goes down to the last seconds.

  4. Belichick won’t have any issue getting his defense ready for that offense. Two weeks to prepare for handing the ball off and throwing short of the sticks 80+% of the time? Chiefs defense/special teams better be ready to score/provide field position for them to win.

  5. The Chiefs fans can take their shots now and talk trash because around 730 pm on Saturday night they are going to wonder what the hell happened. Seems people forget that the Patriots have a pretty damned good defense themselves.

  6. Ya, I agree “they should be fine without Maclin, look how they did last year”… Remember the last time KC played NE without Maclin, last year…

    Maybe they should just bench him.

  7. rcosborne59 says:
    Jan 15, 2016 12:51 PM

    The Chiefs fans can take their shots now and talk trash because around 730 pm on Saturday night they are going to wonder what the hell happened. Seems people forget that the Patriots have a pretty damned good defense themselves.
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    If the Chiefs lose, we’ll chalk it up to being outplayed by a better team.

    The Patriots fans are the ones that will need a suicide watch, in case the Chiefs win, which is a possibility. It’s not good to coast into the playoffs with back-to-back losses to the Jets, and the Dolphins, of all teams.

    If the weather is as bad as I’ve read it could be, the Chiefs running game could be the deciding factor.

  8. mmack66 says:
    Jan 15, 2016 1:04 PM
    rcosborne59 says:
    Jan 15, 2016 12:51 PM
    If the Chiefs lose, we’ll chalk it up to being outplayed by a better team.

    The Patriots fans are the ones that will need a suicide watch, in case the Chiefs win, which is a possibility. It’s not good to coast into the playoffs with back-to-back losses to the Jets, and the Dolphins, of all teams.

    If the weather is as bad as I’ve read it could be, the Chiefs running game could be the deciding factor.
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    This longtime Pats fan will tip his cap, congratulate the Chiefs and wish them well. The Chiefs and Pats do it right between the lines unlike the knee and head hunters that will be playing each other in Denver. Coasting into the playoffs was a conscious gamble on BB’s part, hopefully it did most of the beat up guys some good.

    This shouldn’t come as news but the Pats have a fairly competent bad weather offense themselves, even out there in the AFCW you may have heard of the guy that runs it.

    Looking forward to this game. Wish the BS and haters hadn’t cut into our interaction with Chiefs fans this past week

  9. “The Patriots fans are the ones that will need a suicide watch, ”

    Not really. Only one team can win it all each season. Pats are in the playoffs for the 13th out of the last 15 years with 9 AFCC appearances and 6 SB appearances in that time.

    If we lose tomorrow we’ll still have been in the playoffs again. Can you believe there are several teams that have not made the playoffs even once in that time frame ? (Bills I’m looking in your direction). There are other teams that have made it only once or twice in that 15 year period.

    Pats fans have been fortunate to enjoy this run, and we have the 4 shiny Lombardis to admire even if the Chiefs win tomorrow. Nothing is guaranteed, and the Chiefs have had a great year. And I don’t recall them whining or screaming once about bad calls, bad refs or much of anything this year so they’ve done it with a lot of class. If you win so be it. Chances are next year at this time the Pats will be back in the playoffs again while the awful teams will still be watching from their couches with the fans.

  10. One thing I will say about this game to Pats fans, don’t throw your slings and arrows at Chiefs fans in general… a group largely neutral towards the Pats. Plenty of fan groups deserve scorn from Pats fans but not the Chiefs. Most of the troll comments here are coming from your garden variety Pats hater.

  11. Just sweep the locker room and you’ll be fine.
    ===
    Yeah… You know how NE likes to leave sawdust on the floor of the visitors locker room…

  12. If Maclin doesn’t play they’ll be just fine. Look how their OC did last year without Maclin!
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    But with Jamaal Charles.

  13. Pats fan of over 40 years…. if a very good Chiefs team beats the Pats tomorrow, then I’ll be rooting for them to win it all.

    I like the Pats at home, but any given Sunday (er… Saturday).

  14. I am old enough to remember Len Dawson and company getting their hats handed to them in the first SB against Starr and the Packers. I’ve always been a Pats fan but have also liked the Chiefs over the years, enough to go watch them play the Seahawks years ago in the King Dome.

    Good luck to both teams but if Jules is effective the edge goes to NE at home.

  15. I have a lot of respect for the Chiefs. After their poor start, they shored it up and got it done. That is impressive. And Chief’s fans don’t seem to be constant whiners like Bengals, Ravens, Colts and Bills fans. If the Chiefs win I will reflect back on another great season by the World Champion NE Patriots for a few days…..then I will support the Chiefs the rest of the way. Honestly, I don’t think I could stand to see The Cardinals or Seattle neuter Peyton Manning in another SB…..if the Pats don’t make it, better to give Alex Smith a chance.

  16. PS… Chiefs backup RB’s are averaging more yards per game than Jamaal Charles was. Careful on commenting or making suggestions on things you clearly don’t understand.

  17. Ed Podolak, Willie Lanier, Buck Buchanon… man those names bring back a flood of memories of when I was a boy.

    Always been a Pats fan, too, but the 70’s Chiefs were great to watch, especially when they had those epic battles with the Raiders.

  18. The Eye Test From LAst Week:

    1. If Maclin suits up, he’s a decoy and won’t be effective at all.

    2. Houston – Not as good as normal as we saw LAST WEEK in Houston vs the Texans. The knee and the brace itself are both issues, making him less effective against a healthy Vollmer.

    3. Hali – I think this is like Maclin, except he practiced. I think he plays, but will be neutralized due to the injury.

    Add all this up, and tell me again how KC is in good position to beat a well rested (finally) Pats club?

  19. Kansas City Chiefs

    A very likable team for me as NE fan.
    If they happen to pull it out tomorrow, I’ll be rooting for them and the Cards all the way, with KC taking home the Lombardi.

    Oh yeah, almost forgot;
    Suck it Haters!

  20. ckodn says:
    Jan 15, 2016 2:03 PM
    Pats fan of over 40 years…. if a very good Chiefs team beats the Pats tomorrow, then I’ll be rooting for them to win it all.

    I like the Pats at home, but any given Sunday (er… Saturday).

    **********************************************

    If Bill and Co., can’t figure out how to stop the Chiefs D and give Brady time, and the Pats fail at stopping the Chiefs running game then for me it will be a matter of wearing red and rooting for the Chiefs to open up a can of WA on the Broncos. I don’t see the Steelers beating the Broncos unless their D does it.

  21. Kansas City Chiefs

    A very likable team for me as NE fan.
    If they happen to pull it out tomorrow, I’ll be rooting for them and the Cards all the way, with KC taking home the Lombardi.
    Oh yeah, almost forgot;
    Suck it Haters!
    ————————————————–
    For all you saying how likeable and everything the Chiefs are, you should try living here. The sportscasters and fans are the most pompous group I have ever encountered and I have lived in quite a few NFL markets. If they win the SB after winning the World Series, this place will be unbearable. Hope they go down big time.

  22. hopethechiefsalwayslose says:
    Jan 15, 2016 3:26 PM

    For all you saying how likeable and everything the Chiefs are, you should try living here. The sportscasters and fans are the most pompous group I have ever encountered and I have lived in quite a few NFL markets. If they win the SB after winning the World Series, this place will be unbearable. Hope they go down big time.

    And I’m sure they hope you move…

  23. blogatron2000 says:
    Jan 15, 2016 3:36 PM

    hopethechiefsalwayslose says:
    Jan 15, 2016 3:26 PM

    For all you saying how likeable and everything the Chiefs are, you should try living here. The sportscasters and fans are the most pompous group I have ever encountered and I have lived in quite a few NFL markets. If they win the SB after winning the World Series, this place will be unbearable. Hope they go down big time.

    And I’m sure they hope you move…
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    We don’t care enough about sad bozos like that to hope they do anything.

  24. harrisonhits2 says:
    Jan 15, 2016 1:49 PM
    “The Patriots fans are the ones that will need a suicide watch, ”

    Not really. Only one team can win it all each season. Pats are in the playoffs for the 13th out of the last 15 years with 9 AFCC appearances and 6 SB appearances in that time.

    If we lose tomorrow we’ll still have been in the playoffs again. Can you believe there are several teams that have not made the playoffs even once in that time frame ? (Bills I’m looking in your direction). There are other teams that have made it only once or twice in that 15 year period.

    Pats fans have been fortunate to enjoy this run, and we have the 4 shiny Lombardis to admire even if the Chiefs win tomorrow. Nothing is guaranteed, and the Chiefs have had a great year. And I don’t recall them whining or screaming once about bad calls, bad refs or much of anything this year so they’ve done it with a lot of class. If you win so be it. Chances are next year at this time the Pats will be back in the playoffs again while the awful teams will still be watching from their couches with the fans.

    You seem fond of history so you cannot deny the accuracy of his post. If the Pats lose, the forums will be overflowing with talk of injuries, ref incompetence, ref favoritism, plotting by Goodell, dirty play ad nauseam. It’s what Pats fans do after EVERY loss. EVERY loss.

  25. I’ve always liked Andy Reid and the Chiefs before he joined them but… let’s face it, if the Patriots offense returns to its pre injury /scorched earth revenge tour form… the better question is WHO could stop them from winning back to back Lombardi’s?!?!?!?

  26. I group up in KC rooting for the Chiefs, but I’ve lived in NE most of my life. These are my two favorite NFL teams playing each other tomorrow afternoon. Damn!

  27. Justin Houston is the key guy: He needs to make a contribution.

    As for NE, their dynasty is on the way down, and the Chiefs are going to kickstart that slide, just like the Dolphins did to KC in 71, the longest game ever, played on Christmas Day.

    A late Santos FG wins it, 20-18 Chiefs.

  28. Just 5? Why not list practically the whole team the the Pathetics did most all of which also practiced.

  29. @boogerhut:

    you are truly delusional.

    If the Pats lose, I won’t care why or how it happened. If they lose they lose.
    Suffice to say, the league has engaged in an unprecedented witch-hunt/smear campaign against them for over a year, so yeah, there will likely be some eyebrow raising calls so Frodger doesn’t have to face them on the podium again.

    Please, with you moronic proclamations.
    You’re embarrassing yourself…..again

  30. Having watched the past two Chiefs games, I have never seen a team get away with blatant holding since I watched the Patriots play. This game should be really interesting.

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