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Offensive linemen Schwartz, Stephenson to start against Broncos

12/01/2013 2:17 PM

12/01/2013 2:22 PM

After helping Jamaal Charles rush for a season-high 115 yards and two touchdowns against the Chargers, backup right guard Geoff Schwartz and backup right tackle Donald Stephenson will get the nod for the Chiefs today against the Denver Broncos.

Schwartz will take the place of Jon Asamoah, who was listed as questionable on the injury report with a shoulder injury, while Stephenson will take the place of Fisher, who was also listed as questionable with a shoulder injury.

Interestingly enough, both Fisher and Asamoah are active for today's game, which means they could conceivably be pressed into duty if needed, since the Chiefs' other backup offensive linemen — center Eric Kush, guard Rokevious Watkins and guard Rishaw Johnson — are all inactive for the game.

Defensive end Mike DeVito, who was listed as questionable with a knee sprain, returns to the starting lineup after missing the Chiefs' game against the Chargers last week. Veteran cornerback Dunta Robinson, who has been inactive the last two games, is also on the active roster, and so is outside linebacker Josh Martin, who was elevated from the practice squad on Saturday.

Other inactive Chiefs include quarterback Tyler Bray, linebacker Nico Johnson and defensive tackle Kyle Love.

For the Broncos, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, tight end Julius Thomas, offensive lineman J.D. Walton, offensive Chris Kuper, defensive lineman Derek Wolfe, quarterback Zac Dysert and running back C.J. Anderson are all inactive.


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