Chiefs’ Jeremy Maclin does not practice; Chris Conley returns

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The Chiefs welcomed back one wide receiver to practice, while sending another to the sidelines.

Aug. 9, 2015; St. Joseph, MO; Chiefs wide receivers Jeremy Maclin (19) and Albert Wilson (12)  during drills at training camp. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Aug. 9, 2015; St. Joseph, MO; Chiefs wide receivers Jeremy Maclin (19) and Albert Wilson (12) during drills at training camp. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Veteran wide receiver Jeremy Maclin did not participate in Monday’s workout because of a neck strain, but the injury doesn’t appear serious.

Reid said Maclin got hurt Sunday during a drill after being tackled, but the injury doesn’t appear serious.

“He had an X-ray,” coach Andy Reid said. “Everything is OK, we just got to get the spasm out of it.”

Maclin was involved in an on-field scuffle with cornerback Marcus Cooper midway through Sunday’s practice, but finished the session.

Rookie wide receiver Chris Conley returned to practice for the first time since suffering a knee injury on July 29.

Conley, the first of the Chiefs’ two third-round picks, wore a sleeve on his left knee and saw action with the first-team offense.

“He did a good job,” Reid said. “This was just a test to see where he was at, we’ll see where the pain is if there is any when he’s done. We tried to monitor him today, and again, we’ll see. If it flares up again, we’ll sit him down. If not, he’ll be able to go.”

The Chiefs also welcomed back tight end Ryan Taylor, who missed two straight days of practice with a quad injury.

Quarterback Tyler Bray (knee), offensive lineman Garrett Frye (knee), rookie wide receiver Jeret Smith (hamstring), tight end Demetrius Harris (foot) and linebacker James-Michael Johnson (calf) continue to miss practice. The players worked trainers off to the side.

Defensive tackle Dontari Poe (back), outside linebacker Dee Ford (concussion), defensive linemen Nick Williams (concussion) and wide receiver Junior Hemingway (hip) were not on the field.

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