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Chiefs’ Jeremy Maclin, Chris Conley could get involved in kick returns

Chiefs wide receivers Jeremy Maclin (right) and Chris Conley (left) could be involved in the kick-return game Saturday.
Chiefs wide receivers Jeremy Maclin (right) and Chris Conley (left) could be involved in the kick-return game Saturday. deulitt@kcstar.com

Don’t be stunned if wide receivers Jeremy Maclin and Chris Conley get more involved in the kick-return game Saturday.

Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub was asked if Frankie Hammond Jr. would continue to return punts.

“He could be,” Toub said. “He could be the guy. We have Jeremy Maclin, we have other guys who can do it as well.”

Hammond has averaged 8.2 yards per return since taking over for De’Anthony Thomas. But he hasn’t broken one. Maclin’s big play ability to come into play here.

Maclin has returned two punts this season.

Conley returned a kickoff for 14 yards against the Raiders last week.

“I wanted to get Conley one,” Toub said.

Blair Kerkhoff: 816-234-4730, @BlairKerkhoff

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