Two other Chiefs starters -- running back Larry Johnson and defensive tackle Alfonso Boone -- were also inactive. Johnson missed his sixth straight game with a foot injury. Boone missed practice most of the week with a headache and was replaced by rookie Tank Tyler.
Greg Wesley, who has started at times at safety this year, was also inactive for Kansas City.
The Titans said they had placed wide receiver Brandon Jones on injured reserve, ending his season, and signed linebacker Colin Allred. Jones injured his groin several weeks ago.
Tennessee had no projected starters listed among their eight inactives, which included backup linebacker Gilbert Gardner, who injured his leg in practice on Friday.
Titans must run over Chiefs in order to have shot at the playoffs
The Titans pretty much have their backs to the wall if they want to make it to the postseason while Kansas City is already out of the race. Tennessee suffered a heart-breaking loss to the Chargers at home on Sunday and has been enigmatic pretty much all season. To have any chance to advance to the playoffs the Titans have to win all three of their final games. Kansas City has lost six games in a row and desperately wants to stop the skid and build for next year. The Chiefs have struggled when it comes to putting points on the scoreboard and have been without their Pro Bowl running back Larry Johnson for five games. This is apt to be a low-scoring affair with defenses making the difference.