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Chiefs vs. Raiders: KC rules out Abe Elam, Russ Hochstein

The Chiefs ruled two more players out of Sunday's game.


The Kansas City Chiefs have ruled two more players out of Sunday's game, according to the Kansas City Star's Adam Teicher. Joining Dwayne Bowe as ruled out will be Russ Hochstein and Abe Elam.

Neither name is a surprise because they were both listed as doubtful. Neither practiced all week either so we weren't expecting them to play anyway.

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With Elam out, that means more playing time for Tysyn Hartman, who filled in for Elam last week. Kendrick Lewis could return this week so Hartman may not have as big of a role as he did last week against the Cleveland Browns.

Hochstein's injury complicates things on the offensive line but only if one of three starters who are listed questionable do not play. Branden Albert, Ryan Lilja, and Jon Asamoah are all listed as questionable.

Here's how the o-line depth chart shakes out:

LT Branden Albert, Donald Stephenson

LG Jeff Allen, Russ Hochstein

C Ryan Lilja, Bryan Mattison

RG Jon Asamoah, Russ Hochstein

RT Eric Winston

If Lilja or Asamoah can't go, that's going to be a problem.

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