Chiefs coach Andy Reid said receiver Jeremy Maclin, who left Sunday’s in the fourth quarter after absorbing a head-to-head shot from safety Jahleel Addae on a crucial 22-yard completion, returned to the game after passing concussion protocol.
“He was able to come back in the game after the test,” Reid said.
Maclin caught five passes for 63 yards and a touchdown. He was targeted seven times, which was tied with tight end Travis Kelce and receiver Chris Conley for the second-most on the team behind running back Spencer Ware, who caught seven passes for 129 yards.
Maclin spoke at his locker after the game, which wouldn’t be the case if he was hurt, since the Chiefs do let allow injured players to speak. He said he has had one concussion in his carer, which ocurred last year when he was knocked out cold against Minnesota.
“Clearly you want to get back in the game, but you’ve got to (go through) the protocol,” Maclin said. “They brought me inside, checked me out, made me answer some questions, did some balancing stuff. They did their job.”