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Justin Houston ruled out for Chiefs game at Oakland, Dee Ford to start

Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston won’t play Sunday at Oakland.
Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston won’t play Sunday at Oakland. deulitt@kcstar.com

Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston won’t play Sunday at Oakland because of his hyperextended left knee, coach Andy Reid announced Friday. Dee Ford will start in place of Houston.

Center Mitch Morse (concussion), receiver De’Anthony Thomas (concussion) and safety Husain Abdullah (concussion) also will miss Sunday’s game against the Raiders with injuries, Reid said Friday.

Reid said Abdullah, who was listed on the injury report on Thursday with a neck injury that limited him in practice, started experiencing the concussion symptoms during Friday’s practice, which he reported to the training staff.

“It’s a tribute to the kid to let us know,” Reid said.

Reid said left guard Jeff Allen (ankle) practiced Friday and looked good.

Defensive end Mike DeVito (shoulder) and outside linebacker Tamba Hali (knee) did not practice, but Reid said it was a scheduled rest day for both, and both will play Sunday.

During a news conference, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid talked to the media Friday after practice in preparation for the game against the Oakland Raiders.

The Star's Terez A. Paylor breaks down the Chiefs' injury situation heading into the Oakland game, as well as their running-back situation.

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