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Chiefs act cautiously with receiver Jeremy Maclin

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin suffered a concussion in the Oct. 18 game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin suffered a concussion in the Oct. 18 game against the Minnesota Vikings. deulitt@kcstar.com

Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin had passed the concussion tests by Friday, team training Rick Burkholder said.

But the Chiefs operated on the side of caution and sat Maclin for Sunday’s 23-13 victory over the Steelers.

“There’s a lot of layers to this thing, and we felt as a group it was best to hold him,” Burkholder said. “That’s what we do as a medical staff in the National Football League. We’re charged with protecting these players and along with coach (Andy) Reid, Jeremy and our docs, we made a decision to hold him.”

Maclin will be evaluated on Monday.

Blair Kerkhoff: 816-234-4730, @BlairKerkhoff

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