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Chiefs rule Bowe, Hali out vs. Chargers

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The Kansas City Chiefs ruled wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and outside linebacker Tamba Hali out of Sunday's regular-season finale against the San Diego Chargers. Neither practiced Friday, with Bowe recovering from a concussion and Hali dealing with a sore knee.

Coach Andy Reid said Bowe practiced Tuesday and Wednesday, but "didn't field right" when he arrived back at the team's facility on Thursday. Bowe, who landed awkwardly on his neck during last week's game, will go through the concussion protocol in hopes of returning next week.

"I'm just glad that we were on top of it, that's the main thing," Reid said. "I don't care about anything else but getting him right. I just want to make sure he's ok."

With the Chiefs slated to play in the wild-card round next week and unable to change their playoff seeding Sunday, Reid has been evaluating which starters to play, and how long to play them.

"I'm going to play them," Reid said of his starting units. "We're going to play. That's what we're going to do. We're coming to play. Everybody got themselves ready to work. I'll make that decision when we get there. Right now everybody is practiced and ready to play."

Everyone else on Kansas City's injury report was listed as probable, including outside linebacker Justin Houston, who is expected to see his first game action since suffering a dislocated elbow.

"I think if he had a game or didn't have a game, he'd be ok," Reid said of getting Houston snaps before the playoff."

Reid also claimed he was not aware running back Jamaal Charles needs 20 yards to reach 2,000 for the season.

"I didn't know that. But, that's the thing - I don't get caught up in it; he's not caught up in it. So (as far as being) important, it's not that important I guess."

For the Chargers, the only person in question is wide receiver Eddie Royal, who did not practice all week due to a toe injury.

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