McCluster sidelined for game against Broncos

The Kansas City Chiefs will be without receiver and return

specialist Dexter McCluster against Denver.

McCluster is out for a third straight game with an ankle injury.

The Chiefs also are missing safeties Kendrick Lewis (hamstring) and

Jon McGraw (knee).

The Broncos will be without linebacker Robert Ayers (foot) for

Sunday’s game. The team also deactivated healthy tailback Laurence

Maroney in favor of Lance Ball, who was recently promoted from the

practice squad.

Linebacker D.J. Williams won’t start for Denver following his

arrest on suspicion of drunken driving Friday morning, although he

is expected to play.