Albert Wilson out, Demarcus Robinson starts vs. Steelers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs will be without another key offensive player against the Pittsburgh Steelers with wide receiver Albert Wilson out with a sprained knee.

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson leaps into the arms of offensive lineman Damien Mama celebrating his 28-yard touchdown catch during a preseason game against Tennessee on Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo courtesy Chiefs PR, Chiefs.com)

He joins starting center Mitch Morse and right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif on the team’s in active list. The Chiefs also lineup without receiver Chris Conley, who the team placed on injured reserve Saturday with a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Wilson’s absence likely means increased offensive roles for receivers Demarcus Robinson and De’Anthony Thomas along with rookie Jehu Chesson. Rookie receiver Marcus Kemp, activated from the practice squad Saturday, also appears on the active roster.

Wide receiver Tyreek Hill, limited in practice Thursday and Friday with a hamstring injury, starts opposite Robinson.

Other Chiefs inactives include linebacker Ramik Wilson, safety Steven Terrell, cornerback D.J. White and quarterback Tyler Bray.

Zach Fulton will start at center and Cameron Erving at right guard on offense.

The Steelers continue battling injuries along their offensive line with left guard Ramon Foster inactive with a hamstring injury. Center Maurkice Pouncey and right tackle Marcus Gilbert missed practice time this week but plan to start.

CHIEFS INACTIVES:

WR Albert Wilson, C Mitch Morse, RG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, QB Tyler Bray, Steven Terrell, DL Jarvis Jenkins and LB Ramik Wilson

STEELERS INACTIVES:

LG Ramon Foster, QB Joshua Dobbs, LB Arthur Moats, OT Jerald Hawkins, TE Xavier Grimble, WR Justin Hunter and DT Daniel McCullers.

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Matt Derrick is the lead beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @MattDerrick.

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