Broncos, Chiefs missing starters

The Denver Broncos were without defensive tackle Kevin

Vickerson, defensive end Derek Wolfe, cornerback Dominique

Rodgers-Cromartie and tight end Julius Thomas for Sunday’s game in

Kansas City.

The Chiefs were missing outside linebacker Justin Houston.

Vickerson went on injured reserve this week with a dislocated

right hip. Wolfe was hospitalized Friday after experiencing

seizure-like symptoms on the way to Kansas City.

Rodgers-Cromartie jammed his right shoulder last week against

New England, while Thomas was out with a knee injury.

Running back Knowshon Moreno (ankle) and cornerback Champ Bailey

(foot) were active for Denver.

Houston dislocated his right elbow in the Chiefs’ loss to San

Diego last week. His running mate, Tamba Hali, was in the starting

lineup despite a sprained right ankle.

Chiefs right guard Jon Asamoah and right tackle Eric Fisher, who

both missed the Chargers game with shoulder injuries, were active

but not starting.

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