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Steelers' LaMarr Woodley is inactive again

11/27/2011

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley will miss his third straight game with a hamstring injury. He was among the inactives for tonight's game against the Chiefs.

Woodley, who had been listed as questionable, leads the Steelers with nine sacks.

The Steelers' pass rush has been severely hurt without Woodley. In two games without him, Pittsburgh has managed three sacks, all of which have come from James Harrison. No other Steelers player has more than five sacks on the season.

Jason Worilds will continue to replace Woodley. The 2010 second-round pick has been solid but not spectacular.

For the Chiefs, recently acquired quarterback Kyle Orton is inactive. Tyler Palko will make his second straight start for Kansas City.

Here are the inactives for the Steelers at Chiefs:

STEELERS: OLB LaMarr Woodley, QB Dennis Dixon, ILB Stevenson Sylvester, OT Jamon Meredith, DE Al Woods, NT Chris Hoke and WR Arnaz Battle.

CHIEFS: QB Kyle Orton, G Ryan Lilja, CB Donald Washington, LB Demorrio Williams, TE Jake O'Connell, DE Brandon Bair and NT Jerrell Powe.