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Chiefs inactives: No surprises in starting lineup vs. Oakland

Updated: 2013-12-15T19:57:48Z


The Kansas City Star

— As expected, receiver Dexter McCluster, linebacker Justin Houston, tight end Anthony Fasano and left tackle Branden Albert are officially among the inactives for the Chiefs’ showdown against the Raiders today.

Donald Stephenson will start at left tackle for Albert (knee), while tight end Sean McGrath will start for Fasano (concussion). Frank Zombo, who had a sack last week, will start in place of Houston (elbow). It remains to be seen who will replace McCluster (ankle) on punt returns, but receiver Chad Hall — who was re-signed this week — has experience doing so.

Geoff Schwartz is also starting at right guard for Jon Asamoah for the fourth straight week, while quarterback Tyler Bray, center Eric Kush and guard Rishaw Johnson are also inactive for the Chiefs.

For the Raiders, running back Darren McFadden, guard Andre Gurode, defensive tackle Vance Walker, running back Jeremy Stewart, cornerback Chance Casey, guard Lamar Mady and receiver Brice Butler are inactive.

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