KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and defensive end Jaye Howard did not practice for the second-straight day, putting the prospects for both players lining up Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars in doubt.
Howard’s chances of playing appear the highest. The defensive end did not practice two days last week as the team provided rest for his hip flexor injury. Howard played 53 percent of the team’s defensive snaps, which approached his season average of 58 percent.
The likelihood of Maclin suiting up might be lower. Coach Andy Reid said earlier this week the wide receiver’s groin injury could linger, possibly keeping him out of Sunday’s game.
Tamba Hali practiced Thursday following a scheduled rest day.
The Carolina Panthers injury report also showed few changes. Notably defensive tackle Vernon Butler (ankle) returned to practice on a limited bases, and the team expects him to play Sunday. Linebacker Shaq Thompson (knee) also returned on a limited bases.
Did not participate in practice: C Gino Gradkowski (knee), S Colin Jones (concussion), C Ryan Kalil (shoulder), DT Kyle Love (knee), T Michael Oher (concussion) and RB Jonathan Stewart (rest)
Limited participation: DT Vernon Butler (ankle) and LB Shaq Thompson (knee)
Full participation: LB Jeremy Cash (illness)
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Did not participate in practice: DE Jaye Howard (hip) and WR Jeremy Maclin (groin)
Limited participation: LB Tamba Hali (knee), QB Nick Foles (elbow), LB Justin Houston (knee), WR Chris Conley (quad), LB Derrick Johnson (hamstring) and CB D.J. White (hand)
Full participation: QB Alex Smith (head/ear) and RB Spencer Ware (concussion)