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Jamaal Charles Inactive for the Chiefs

Ah, the mysteries around the new Kansas City Chiefs.

Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star reports Matt Cassel and Brandon Flowers will be active against the Oakland Raiders today. 

Jamaal Charles is not, however.

OK, what happened?

We're assuming this means that there's been some sort of injury.  However, Charles was not listed on any of the league mandated injury reports (Wednesday through Friday).  Cassel and Flowers were both listed as limited participants in practice.

So, if it's injury related, then we have to assume the injury occurred sometime after the injury reports were distributed at 5:00 PM on Friday.

For the second week in a row, the Chiefs have a surprise scratch from the lineup.  It will be interesting to see what, if any explanation there is on Charles and Cottam. 

Update 10:47 AM: Here are the rest of the inactives:

Tyler Thigpen - 3rd QB
WR Terrance Copper
QB Matt Gutierrez
CB Ricardo Coclough
RB Jamaal Charles
C/G Andy Alleman
TE Brad Cottam
LB Pierre Walters

The Chiefs can only have 45 on the active roster so eight of the 53 are inactive.

Chris will be posting the open thread around 11:00 AM (CST).