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.