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Chiefs work without Jeremy Maclin, Justin Houston, Tamba Hali

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs went through team drills in their final practice of the week without wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and linebackers Justin Houston and Tamba Hali.

The Chiefs face the Patriots on Saturday in a divisional round playoff game in Foxborough, Mass. A decision on whether Maclin, Houston and Hali will play might not be made until Saturday.

Maclin, for the first time this week, was at practice during the early portion open to the media. But he was working off to the side and not participating in drills with the other wide receivers. Maclin has what the Chiefs are calling a high-ankle sprain.

Houston likewise worked early but didn’t participate when the Chiefs began the game-plan portion of practice. He missed the season’s final five games because of a hyper-extended knee. He returned to play in last week’s playoff game against the Texans.

Since returning from the injury, Houston has been wearing a bulky brace on the knee. He said this week he had more problems during the Texans game with the brace than the injury itself.

Hali has a broken thumb and swelling in his knees. He hasn’t practiced for three weeks and played sparingly in the two most recent games.

The Chiefs also practiced without starting offensive linemen Mitch Morse and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. Each has a concussion.

The Chiefs will issue their final injury report of the week Friday even though they won’t practice.