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Chiefs downgrade Abram Elam, Russ Hochstein to out vs. Raiders

Backups Abram Elam and Russ Hochstein will not play against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.


According to the Kansas City Star's Adam Teicher, the Kansas City Chiefs have downgraded safety Abram Elam and offensive lineman Russ Hochstein to out for the Chiefs' game against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Abram is out with a quadriceps injury while Hochstein is dealing with back problems.

Both Elam and Hochstein serve as backups at their respective positions as Hochstein backs up Jeff Allen at left guard and Elam is the third free safety behind starter Travis Daniels and second-stringer Patrick DiMarco.

Elam is in his seventh season, first with Kansas City. He's recorded 35 tackles in 12 games played. Hochstein is a 12-year veteran out of Nebraska.

The Chiefs are 2-11 and tied for the worst record in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Their two wins came at the New Orleans Saints and an emotional victory over the Carolina Panthers in the wake of the Jovan Belcher tragedy.

The game starts at 3:25 p.m. CT.