Jeremy Maclin did not practice Tuesday, making progress

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Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin did not practice on Tuesday but is “he’s making good progress” according to head coach Andy Reid.

Maclin is dealing with what the Chiefs have deemed a “mild” high ankle sprain. The receiver appears to heading in the right direction ahead of Saturday’s Divisional Round game against the Patriots.

Players dealing with these types of injuries are usually hit or miss upon returns. It is possible that the Chiefs could sit Maclin out of practice only to have him suit up on Saturday. The good news for the Chiefs is that Maclin does not have a torn ACL.

How effective Maclin would be remains to be seen. Last week Maclin caught three of his four targets for 29 yards. He ended the regular season with a touchdown in three straight games.