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Chiefs rule Jeremy Maclin out for game at Falcons

Jeremy Maclin won’t play for the fourth straight week, the Kansas City Chiefs announced Saturday, the day before their game at Atlanta. Maclin returned to practice this week but was downgraded from questionable to out on the Chiefs’ final injury report. He has been recovering from a groin injury since the Chiefs’ Nov. 6 game vs. Jacksonville.

Royals

As the Winter Meetings begin, the Royals will be patient — and listen

The Royals’ offseason has been defined by the usual secrecy and general inertia. For the moment, it might not change, either. The waiting will continue as the organization’s brain trust prepares for its annual trip to baseball’s Winter Meetings, which begin on Sunday at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

Chiefs

Five key Chiefs questionable for showdown vs. Atlanta

Five key Chiefs are listed as questionable for their road test Sunday against Atlanta, including nose tackle Dontari Poe (back), outside linebacker Dee Ford (hamstring), receiver Jeremy Maclin (groin), outside linebacker Justin Houston (shoulder) and defensive lineman Kendall Reyes (knee).

Chiefs

De’Anthony Thomas is happily doing the dirty work for Chiefs

Tyreek Hill rocketed down the sideline in the Kansas City Chiefs’ 30-27 win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday, a 23-mile-per-hour blur in white. He put distance between himself and the nearest Bronco with every step, until he finally downshifted as he approached the end zone for an 86-yard free-kick touchdown. But before he scored, Hill turned to his left, as another blur in white – a slightly smaller one – caught up to him. Hill saw his buddy, De’Anthony Thomas, and raised his left hand. The two high-fived as they sprinted in the end zone.

Chiefs

Joe McKnight, former Chiefs running back, fatally shot in Louisiana

Former Kansas City Chiefs and NFL running back Joe McKnight was fatally shot Thursday in Louisiana. McKnight played only two games with the Chiefs, but the second was memorable. He caught two touchdown passes in a victory at Miami in 2014. McKnight tore an Achilles in practice the next week and didn’t play in the NFL again.

Videos

Jeremy Maclin highlights charity work with special cleats

Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will wear special cleats on Sunday as part of an NFL initiative. The shoes' design highlights his JMac Gives Back foundation.
Shane Keyser The Kansas City Star
Jeremy Maclin highlights charity work with special cleats 1:04

Jeremy Maclin highlights charity work with special cleats

Andy Reid after Joe McKnight's death: 'This world is a bit crazy right now' 1:28

Andy Reid after Joe McKnight's death: 'This world is a bit crazy right now'

Mizzou coach Kim Anderson on his team's youth 6:21

Mizzou coach Kim Anderson on his team's youth

Chiefs game in Atlanta is family affair 0:32

Chiefs game in Atlanta is family affair