Chiefs without Maclin; Houston could play vs Tampa Bay

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs again will be without top wide receiver Jeremy Maclin when they play Tampa Bay on Sunday, though it's increasingly likely linebacker Justin Houston will make his season debut.

Maclin was listed out on Friday's final injury report with a groin strain. He hurt it in practice a few weeks ago, tweaked it against Jacksonville and was inactive last Sunday at Carolina.

Houston has not played after surgery in February to repair the ACL in his left knee. The four-time Pro Bowl pass rusher has been practicing for several weeks, though, and coach Andy Reid indicated Friday that he could be active against the Buccaneers.

Defensive end Jaye Howard is questionable with a hip flexor, while linebacker Derrick Johnson and cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Phillip Gaines are questionable with injuries.


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