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Chiefs vs. Bucs: Glenn Dorsey, Peyton Hillis out for Kansas City

The Chiefs will be without Glenn Dorsey and Peyton Hillis when they take on the Buccaneers on Sunday.

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The Kansas City Chiefs will be without Glenn Dorsey and Peyton Hillis when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Both have not played in a few weeks and were not expected to play this weekend, but now it is official as they join Matt Cassel on the sidelines to leave the Chiefs without three starters.

Dorsey has not played since Week 3, when he appeared to make it through the game unscathed, but he was on the injury report the following week and has yet to return to the field. Hillis was also injured in Week 3 and that ankle injury has kept him out ever since.

Without Dorsey, the Chiefs really need Ropati Pitoitua to be available this weekend. He did not play last week and while Kansas City can get by without him and Dorsey, they don't want to try it again if they can help it.

Hillis' absence will mean more carries for Jamaal Charles, which isn't a major concern for the Chiefs. Charles ran for 140 yards last week and is already up to 551 yards on the season so Kansas City is happy to continue giving him the ball.