Jeremy Maclin officially questionable against Patriots

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (ankle) did not practice Friday and the Chiefs officially designate Maclin as questionable for Saturday’s game against the New England Patriots.

Jan. 3, 2016; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (19) during the first half against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Jan. 3, 2016; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (19) during the first half against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Coach Andy Reid said Thursday that Maclin, who suffered the injury during the opening round of the playoffs against the Houston Texans, would be a game-time decision.

Rookie wide receiver Chris Conley is the next man up in the event Maclin can’t play.

The Chiefs officially ruled a pair of starting offensive lineman – right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and rookie center Mitch Morse – as out with concussion.

Second-year pro Zach Fulton (ankle, probable) will likely start a second straight playoff game at center, while Jah Reid (knee, probable) should fill in for Duvernay-Tardif.

The Chiefs have Jarrod Pughsley, who can play tackle and guard, and rookie Daniel Munyer, who can play center and guard, as options for depth.

Outside linebackers Tamba Hali (knee, thumb) and Justin Houston (knee), running back Spencer Ware (ankle) and wide receiver Albert Wilson (hamstring) are listed as questionable.

Houston did not practice Friday after putting in a limited practice on Thursday, while Hali didn’t practice the entire week.

Ware and Wilson put in a full practice Friday despite the questionable designation.

The Chiefs list guard Jeff Allen (thumb), tight end Travis Kelce (groin) and linebacker Josh Mauga (ankle) as probable.

New England designated guard Tre’ Jackson (knee) as out and list 17 players as questionable, including tight end Rob Gronkowski (knee, back).

Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) is probable.

Friday’s injury report as released by the Chiefs:

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

OUT: G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (concussion), C Mitch Morse (concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Tamba Hali (knee, thumb), LB Justin Houston (knee), WR Jeremy Maclin (ankle), RB Spencer Ware (ankle), WR Albert Wilson (hamstring)
PROBABLE: G Jeff Allen (thumb), G Zach Fulton (ankle), TE Travis Kelce (groin), LB Josh Mauga (ankle), T Jah Reid (knee)

Practice report

Did not participate in practice:

Wednesday: G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (concussion), LB Tamba Hali (knee, thumb), WR Jeremy Maclin (ankle), C Mitch Morse (concussion), RB Spencer Ware (ankle)
Thursday: G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (concussion), LB Tamba Hali (knee, thumb), WR Jeremy Maclin (ankle), C Mitch Morse (concussion)
Friday: G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (concussion), LB Justin Houston (knee), WR Jeremy Maclin (ankle), C Mitch Morse (concussion)

Limited participation:

Wednesday: LB Justin Houston (knee), WR Albert Wilson (hamstring)
Thursday: LB Justin Houston (knee), RB Spencer Ware (ankle)
Friday: LB Tamba Hali (knee, thumb)

Full participation:

Wednesday: G Jeff Allen (thumb), G Zach Fulton (ankle), TE Travis Kelce (groin), LB Josh Mauga (ankle), T Jah Reid (knee)
Thursday: G Jeff Allen (thumb), G Zach Fulton (ankle), TE Travis Kelce (groin), LB Josh Mauga (ankle), T Jah Reid (knee), WR Albert Wilson (hamstring)
Friday: G Jeff Allen (thumb), G Zach Fulton (ankle), TE Travis Kelce (groin), LB Josh Mauga (ankle), T Jah Reid (knee), RB Spencer Ware (ankle), WR Albert Wilson (hamstring)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

OUT: G Tre’ Jackson (knee)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Danny Amendola (knee), TE Scott Chandler (knee), CB Justin Coleman (concussion), S Nate Ebner (hand), WR Julian Edelman (foot), LB Jonathan Freeny (hand, not injury related), TE Rob Gronkowski (knee, back), LB Dont’a Hightower (knee), DE Chandler Jones (abdomen, toe), DE Rob Ninkovich (shin), T Sebastian Vollmer (ankle), T LaAdrian Waddle (shoulder)
PROBABLE: QB Tom Brady (ankle), G Josh Kline (shoulder), WR Brandon LaFell (foot), S Devin McCourty (ankle)

Practice report

Did not participate in practice:

Wednesday: G Tre’ Jackson (knee)
Thursday: LB Jonathan Freeny (hand), TE Rob Gronkowski (knee), G Tre’ Jackson (knee)
Friday: LB Jonathan Freeny (hand, not injury related), G Tre’ Jackson (knee)

Limited participation:

Wednesday: WR Danny Amendola (knee), TE Scott Chandler (knee), CB Justin Coleman (concussion), S Nate Ebner (hand), WR Julian Edelman (foot), LB Jonathan Freeny (hand), TE Rob Gronkowski (knee), LB Dont’a Hightower (knee), DE Chandler Jones (abdomen, toe), DE Rob Ninkovich (shin), T Sebastian Vollmer (ankle), T LaAdrian Waddle (shoulder)
Thursday: WR Danny Amendola (knee), TE Scott Chandler (knee), CB Justin Coleman (concussion), S Nate Ebner (hand), WR Julian Edelman (foot), LB Dont’a Hightower (knee), DE Chandler Jones (abdomen, toe), DE Rob Ninkovich (shin), T Sebastian Vollmer (ankle), T LaAdrian Waddle (shoulder)
Friday: WR Danny Amendola (knee), TE Scott Chandler (knee), CB Justin Coleman (concussion), S Nate Ebner (hand), WR Julian Edelman (foot), TE Rob Gronkowski (knee, back), LB Dont’a Hightower (knee), DE Chandler Jones (abdomen, toe), DE Rob Ninkovich (shin), T Sebastian Vollmer (ankle), T LaAdrian Waddle (shoulder)

Full participation:

Wednesday: QB Tom Brady (ankle), G Josh Kline (shoulder), WR Brandon LaFell (foot), S Devin McCourty (ankle)
Thursday: QB Tom Brady (ankle), G Josh Kline (shoulder), WR Brandon LaFell (foot), S Devin McCourty (ankle)
Friday: QB Tom Brady (ankle), G Josh Kline (shoulder), WR Brandon LaFell (foot), S Devin McCourty (ankle

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Herbie Teope is the lead Chiefs beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.

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