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Chiefs notebook: Jeremy Maclin, Mike DeVito suffer concussions

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was tended to by the medical staff during the fourth quarter on Sunday.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was tended to by the medical staff during the fourth quarter on Sunday. deulitt@kcstar.com

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said receiver Jeremy Maclin and defensive end Mike DeVito each left the game with concussions.

“Both have concussions and will be evaluated and will go through the concussion protocol,” Reid said.

DeVito was injured late in the second quarter, while Maclin was injured early in the fourth quarter.

After spending several moments on the ground, Maclin rose to his feet and started walking to the sideline, only to sink back down to one knee halfway there. He was assisted to the sideline shortly thereafter by the team’s medical personnel.

Replay denied

When running back Charcandrick West was stuffed on fourth-and-1 at the Vikings’ 7 in the third quarter, Reid tried to challenge the call.

“His knee did not touch the ground and that is the bottom line,” Reid said of West, who kept churning his legs and scooted into the end zone. “It was not down, that is why I tried to challenge it. When you look at it, you will see that.”

The referee, however, ruled that the play was not reviewable, and the Vikings got the ball back on the turnover on downs.

Etc.

▪ Third-round rookie cornerback Steven Nelson logged playing time on defense for the first time in his career. He opened the game as the starting nickel cornerback and finished with a special-teams tackle, but was also whistled for a roughing-the-passer penalty on defense.

▪ Ron Parker logged his first interception of the season Sunday, and his first since Oct. 26, 2014, vs. the Rams.

▪ Sunday marked the first time the Chiefs have recorded two or more interceptions in a game since Dec. 28, 2014.

▪ Tight end Demetrius Harris made his first NFL catch Sunday. He finished with two receptions for 15 yards.

▪ The Chiefs inactives were quarterback Aaron Murray, offensive tackle Jah Reid, tight end Brian Parker, cornerback Marcus Cooper, receiver Frankie Hammond, defensive tackle Dontari Poe and inside linebacker Josh Mauga. Rookie defensive end Rakeem Nunez-Roches was active for the first time. He recorded a tackle.

▪ The Chiefs’ captains were defensive end Allen Bailey, safety Husain Abdullah and center Mitch Morse.

Terez A. Paylor: 816-234-4489, @TerezPaylor. Tap here to download the new Red Zone Extra app for iOS and Android devices.

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