Jeremy Maclin, Mike DeVito sustain concussions


The Kansas City Chiefs are 1-5, and they now have a pair of starters trying to recover from concussions. Following the game on Sunday in which the Chiefs lost 16-10 to the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium, head coach Andy Reid announced that both wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and defensive end Mike DeVito have concussions.

DeVito sustained his when he was trying to make a tackle on Adrian Peterson in the first quarter. DeVito slammed his head into the body of Jaye Howard, something you never want to do. DeVito laid on the turf for several moments before finally getting to his feet and walked off. He was taken to the locker room and did not return.

Maclin was hurt when he tried to catch a short-yardage pass in the second half from Alex Smith. Maclin could not haul the pass in and was rode to the ground by cornerback Captain Munnerlyn. Munnerlyn drove Maclin’s head into the ground – accidentally – and left the receiver dazed. Maclin eventually walked off the field but needed assistance from trainers.

This is only adding injury to insult at this point. The Chiefs can’t beat anybody, the offense is completely embarrassing, and now it is without its top receiver. With Maclin and Jamaal Charles out, this unit might just force the ball to Travis Kelce on every down.

It has been a long, ugly season for the Chiefs. Unfortunately, the league mandates that Kansas City shows up for 10 more games. Whether or not the Chiefs actually play in any of them remains to be seen.