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Chiefs' Dwayne Bowe will play Sunday vs. Steelers

Dwayne Bowe will suit up for the Chiefs on Sunday.

Bowe, Kansas City’s leading wide receiver, is listed among the Chiefs' 46 active players for their showdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers a Heinz Field. Bowe missed practice all week with what the team called an illness.

Bowe, who has caught 51 passes for 667 yards, leads a receiving corps that is facing a defense that ranks 25th in the league in pass defense.

Linebacker Tamba Hali, who has been hobbled by a knee injury, is also active and will start.

The Chiefs' seven inactives are quarterback Aaron Murray, guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, receiver Donnie Avery, cornerback Marcus Cooper, running back Charcandrick West, center Eric Kush and defensive lineman Nick Williams.

Cooper's inclusion is a tad surprising. It is only the second time all season he has been inactive. Even though he lost his CB job after week five, he still had been getting work on special teams. Phillip Gaines and Jamell Fleming, who have each supplanted him on the depth chart, are finally healthy at the same time for the first time in a month.

The Steelers' inactives are headlined by safety Troy Polamalu and cornerback Ike Taylor. Quarterback Landry Jones, receiver Justin Brown, defensive end Clifton Geathers, offensive lineman Chris Hubbard and tight end Matt Spaeth are also inactive.

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