Smith, Charles inactive for KC; starting D sits
Quarterback Alex Smith and running back Jamaal Charles are
inactive for Kansas City against the San Diego Chargers, and the
Chiefs are resting their entire starting defense.
The Chiefs have clinched the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs. San
Diego needs to beat the Chiefs, as well as have Miami and Baltimore
lose, to get the No. 6 seed.
Also inactive for the Chiefs are wide receiver Dwayne Bowe
(concussion) and Tamba Hali (knee), who had been ruled out on
Friday, as well as linebacker Derrick Johnson, tackle Branden
Albert and defensive tackle DT Dontari Poe.
Chase Daniel will start for Smith, Knile Davis for Charles and
Junior Hemingway for Bowe.
Inactive for the Chargers are third-string quarterback Brad
Sorensen, wide receiver-kick receiver Lavelle Hawkins, safety
Brandon Taylor, cornerback Marcus Cromartie, guard Stephen
Schilling, tackle Kenny Wiggins and defensive tackle Kwame
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