It's beginning to look a lot like last season for the Kansas City Chiefs.
The team sluggishly stumbled out of the gates, began to show promise in Week 3 and has been bitten by a drooling injury bug with an insatiable appetite for Chiefs starters.
Make some room.
Kansas City's jam-packed injury report added two more household names on Thursday: wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and defensive end Glenn Dorsey.
The Kansas City Star's Adam Teicher elaborated on the pair of injuries:
#Chiefs list Dorsey as being limited in practice with calf injury. Bowe was limited with what they're now calling a groin injury.— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) September 27, 2012
The injury report now lists eight starters, as well as the playmaking slot threat Dexter McCluster. In short, the Chiefs have a notable injury at every unit on both sides of the ball, excluding quarterback and linebacker.
POS Name Status
TE Boss, Kevin Did Not Participate
WR Bowe, Dwayne Limited
WR Breaston, Steve Limited
DE Dorsey, Glenn Limited
RB Hillis, Peyton Did Not Participate
S Lewis, Kendrick Limited
G Lilja, Ryan Limited
WR McCluster, Dexter Limited
TE O'Connell, Jake Limited
DT Toribio, Anthony Limited
WR Wylie, Devon Limited
Factor in the placement of Rodney Hudson and Jacques Reeves on the IR, and the Chiefs' injury report looks like a village phonebook.
Ryan Lilja's listing will fly under the radar, but his condition is especially pivotal now that he's filling in for Hudson at center.
Given the plethora of injuries to the receiving corps, fans can expect a healthy dose of Jon Baldwin versus the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Rookie Jeff Allen will also be expected to start at left guard.