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Chiefs vs. Buccaneers injury report: Running back position could be thin on Sunday

The Chiefs are down four players this week, most notably quarterback Matt Cassel and defensive end Glenn Dorsey.

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The Kansas City Chiefs are going into their Week 6 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers down a few key players. It was already known on Thursday that starting quarterback Matt Cassel would be sidelined with a concussion, but news came out on Friday that defensive end Glenn Dorsey and running back Peyton Hillis have both been ruled out.

This will be Hillis' third straight game that he will be inactive due to an ankle injury. The running back group could be in trouble on Sunday as Cyrus Gray missed practice on Thursday and Friday due to an illness, and then Shaun Draughn was only able to fully practice on Friday, he is also suffering from an ankle injury. This could lead to Jamaal Charles getting an overwhelming amount of carries on Sunday.

The Chiefs also could be without starting receiver Jon Baldwin who is questionable with a hamstring injury. Baldwin's practice routine was all over the board as he was limited on Wednesday, sat out Thursday but was able to go full-speed on Friday.

Here is their full injury report:

NAME POSITION INJURY WED. THU. FRI. GAME STATUS
Matt Cassel QB Concussion DNP Out Out Out
Glenn Dorsey DE Calf DNP DNP DNP Out
Peyton Hillis RB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Devon Wylie WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Jalil Brown DB Hamstring FP FP FP Probable
Shaun Draughn RB Ankle LP LP FP Probable
Kendrick Lewis DB Shoulder FP FP FP Probable
Ryan Lilja G Back LP LP FP Probable
Jon Baldwin WR Hamstring LP DNP FP Questionable
Terrance Copper WR Calf - - LP Questionable
Cyrus Gray RB Illness - DNP DNP Questionable
Ropati Pitoitua DE Elbow FP FP FP Questionable