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Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin will gladly pancake a defender if he has to
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Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin will gladly pancake a defender if he has to

Published Nov. 17, 2015 10:02 p.m. ET

Jeremy Maclin is earning that big offseason contract -- and not just by hauling in Alex Smith passes. 

The team's No. 1 receiver has turned into a hard-nosed blocker on the perimeter of head coach Andy Reid's running offense, too.

Case in point: Maclin threw a block that sprung Charcandrick West on an 80-yard touchdown dash in the fourth quarter. The block was vicious enough to force its recipient, Broncos star T.J. Ward, to throw a punch in retaliation.

Ward was ejected. Maclin was absolutely elated.

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"You saw him downfield blocking people," Reid told ESPN's Adam Teicher. "That’s how he rolls. He’s not going to back down from anybody."

(h/t ESPN)

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