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Chiefs’ Josh Mauga will sit vs. Bears because of injury

Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) was tackled by Chiefs outside linebacker Ramik Wilson (53) during Sunday’s NFL football game in Cincinnati.
Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) was tackled by Chiefs outside linebacker Ramik Wilson (53) during Sunday’s NFL football game in Cincinnati. AP

The Chiefs will be without one starter on Sunday, as inside linebacker Josh Mauga is officially listed as out on the team's final injury report of the week, which was released Friday.

Mauga, who left Sunday's loss to the Bengals after logging on three defensive snaps, missed practice for the third straight day on Friday. He's been dealing with groin and Achilles injuries.

Fourth-round rookie inside linebacker Ramik Wilson replaced Mauga against the Bengals and finished tied for the team-high in tackles with eight in only 38 defensive snaps.

Wilson was well-prepared for the moment. He started all four preseason games for the injured Mauga, who returned in time for the season opener against Houston, and led the Chiefs in tackles.

“It was good to have those reps in case something like this happened,” Wilson said. “Coach called my number, and it was a good learning experience for me. I'm going to keep working.”

Tight ends Travis Kelce (groin/thumb) and James O'Shaughnessy (hand) were both listed on Friday's injury report but were full practice participants and are probable, which it's a virtual certainty each will play.

Terez A. Paylor: 816-234-4489, @TerezPaylor. Tap here to download the new Red Zone Extra app for iOS and Android devices.

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