• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Chiefs' Jeremy Maclin notches 141 receiving yards in Monday's loss

    Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin caught a game-high eight passes (on 11 targets) for 141 yards and one touchdown in Monday's loss to the Packers. Maclin triumphantly caught the first touchdown from a Chiefs receiver since the 2013 season with a five-yard score in the third quarter, completing an superb overall performance. His impressive 141 receiving yards included a game-long 61-yard gain Monday, when he also recorded the third 10-catch game of his seven-year career. With a breakout Week 3 display, Maclin and quarterback Alex Smith will look to keep their connection clicking against a good Bengals defense next Sunday.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin records 57 yards on four catches

    Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin gained 57 yards on four receptions (seven targets) and lost five yards on two carries in Thursday's 31-24 loss to the Broncos. Maclin picked up 30 yards on a rare Alex Smith deep pass in the third quarter, but he was otherwise held in check. It was a decent showing given the circumstances, as the Chiefs only attempted 25 passes, and Maclin faced arguably the best cornerback duo in the league. Maclin led the team in targets for a second straight week, beating out Travis Kelce (five) and Jamaal Charles (five). Although his production's been disappointing thus far, Maclin is clearly a huge part of the Kansas City offense, and a Week 3 game in Green Bay provides his best matchup to date.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (back) is active for Thursday's game

    Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (back) is active for Thursday's game against the Broncos. Limited at Monday's practice, Maclin returned to full participation both Tuesday and Wednesday. He should still get his share of targets, but the matchup against Denver cornerbacks Chris Harris and Aqib Talib is about as tough as it gets.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Chiefs' Maclin among a long list of players probable for Week 2

    Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (back) is among the 14 players the Chiefs list as probable for Thursday night's game against the Broncos. The same applies to fellow wideouts Albert Wilson, De'Anthony Thomas and Jason Avant. Maclin is looking to build off a Week 1 effort in which he caught 5-of-9 targets for 52 yards in the Chiefs' 27-20 win over the Texans.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin able to practice in full Tuesday

    Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (back) practiced in full Tuesday. Maclin was limited in practice Monday, but Tuesday's full participation presumably foreshadows a probable designation for the wideout in advance of Thursday night's game against the Broncos.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Chiefs' Jeremy Maclin says he's off to a 'great start' with Alex Smith

    With Jeremy Maclin in the fold, the Chiefs could take more shots down the field in 2015 after totaling only 27 deep passes in 2014, which was last in the NFL. While Maclin won't hint at the Chiefs' game plan, he is pleased with the rapport he is building with quarterback Alex Smith. "I think me and Alex are off to a great start," Maclin told ESPN.com. "I think our comfort level with each other is pretty high. It kind of feels like this is not our first rodeo. I think we've hooked up a lot in practice on timing, on plays where he is just kind of throwing the ball and trusting me to make the play and stuff like that. I think we want to continue to get better, but I think we're off to a great, great start."

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (neck) wants to play Saturday

    Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, who missed a couple of practices this week due to a neck strain, said he is "good to go" and ready to play in Saturday's preseason opener, per the Kansas City Star. Maclin may have suffered the injury when he got into a scuffle with teammate Marcus Cooper after a pass play. Maclin said he wants to play to get his timing down with quarterback Alex Smith. "I would assume (I'm playing)," he said. "I want to."

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin gets injury scare during practice

    Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin suffered an injury scare during Saturday's practice, according to ESPN.com. Maclin was diagnosed with nothing more than a jammed thumb, and rejoined the team on the practice field to catch passes. "I think he'll be all right," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. "He came back and practiced."

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Chiefs' Jeremy Maclin off to best start ever with Alex Smith

    New Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin has hit it off with quarterback Alex Smith during the offseason. Maclin came to Kansas City from Philadelphia in the offseason, and his communication with Smith has been more than either player expected. "I don't think I've ever been off to a better start with a particular quarterback in my life," Maclin said, per KCChiefs.com. Offensive coordinator Doug Pederson, like head coach Andy Reid, brought the Philadelphia offense to Kansas City, which has helped Maclin's transition. "He's only a couple years removed from our system," Pederson said. "We've changed some things since he's been in the offense, but he's such a smart, savvy, veteran guy that he's picked up on what we're doing really fast. He and Alex have sort of developed that continuity right away."

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Chiefs' Jeremy Maclin getting work in as a punt returner

    Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was the Chiefs' prized free-agent pickup this offseason, which makes it that much more intriguing that he lined up to return punts during practice on Thursday, per ESPN.com. Maclin, who signed a five-year, $55 million deal with the Chiefs, was a premier punt returner in college and played the role sparingly -- with little success -- with the Eagles. Coach Andy Reid said the team is preparing Maclin just in case he's needed to return punts or kicks because of injuries. We just want to make sure he is ready,'' Reid said. "You have limited numbers that you can dress on game day, so you don't know what rotation you are going to have there with the receivers and returners. So it gives you an opportunity to keep him fresh. We don't work him every day like the other guys. It's kind of an every other day deal, so just to make sure that he's okay and can still do that, but he's not going to be the primary guy doing it right now."