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Chiefs' Chris Owens and Anthony Fasano will sit vs. Seahawks

Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano (80) was inactive against the Seahawks because of injury.
Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano (80) was inactive against the Seahawks because of injury. The Kansas City Star

Two key Chiefs will be missing from the lineup Sunday vs. the Seahawks, as cornerback Chris Owens (knee) and tight end Anthony Fasano (knee) are inactive for the game.

Owens has missed the last three of the last four games with a knee injury, while Fasano was injured in the Chiefs' win over the Bills last Sunday and did not practice all week.

The Chiefs have also made receivers Donnie Avery (groin) and A.J. Jenkins (shoulder), cornerback Jamell Fleming (hamstring), quarterback Aaron Murray and guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif inactive against the Seahawks.

The absence of Avery and Jenkins means Frankie Hammond will make his first start since the season opener.

With Fasano out, the Chiefs will start Travis Kelce and turn to Phillip Supernaw, who was signed off the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad earlier this week, as a backup. Supernaw caught one pass for a loss of 2 yards in three games for the Ravens this season.

Cornerback Phillip Gaines (ankle/quad) will play, though Ron Parker will get the start at corner next to Sean Smith.

Linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), running back Jamaal Charles (shoulder/elbow), tight end Travis Kelce (ribs), linebacker Josh Martin (hamstring/knee), linebacker Josh Mauga (groin), cornerback Sean Smith (groin) and guard Mike McGlynn (knee) will also play in Sunday's game.

The Seahawks' inactives are linebacker Bobby Wagner, guard James Carpenter, safety Steven Terrell, cornerback Marcus Burley, linebacker Brock Coyle, tackle Andrew McDonald and tight end RaShaun Allen.

K.J. Wright will move inside to replace Wagner, and Malcolm Smith — who has been banged up with a groin injury recently — will slide into the starting lineup. Alvin Bailey will get the start at left guard for Carpenter.

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