The Kansas City Chiefs will be without the services of their leading wide receiver on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers as veteran Jeremy Maclin was listed as one of the team’s seven inactives 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
Maclin, who was knocked out of the Chiefs Week 6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings with a concussion, appeared to be on track to play after practicing fully on Friday. He has registered 39 catches for 531 yards in the first six games and also leads the Chiefs with 9 receptions of 20 yards or more.
The Chiefs other wide receivers have combined to catch just 28 passes all season and De’Anthony Thomas leads that group of players with 8 for 69 yards.
With Maclin now ruled out, the Steelers defense will now concentrate on stopping Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. Kelce, who lines up all over the place on the field, enters Sunday’s game against the Steelers with 29 catches for 416 yards and two touchdowns.