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Kansas City Chiefs WR Marcus Kemp Activated From Reserve/COVID-19 List

To kick off after farewell week, the Kansas City Chiefs activated their only player to be on the Reserve/COVID-19 list this week.

According to the official NFL personnel report, the Chiefs have activated WR Marcus Kemp for the 53-man roster of the Reserve/COVID-19 roster. Kemp was listed on Nov. 18 before the Chiefs’ tilt with the Dallas Cowboys on Week 11. The team elevated WR Daurice Fountain from the practice squad to replace Kemp during that game, primarily as a shooter in the special teams unit.

Kemp will be back in Week 13 against the Denver Broncos, which will be a boon to Dave Toub’s unit. Kansas City has received a temporary roster exemption for Kemp that expires on December 1. That means Kemp will only count against the 53-man roster then, as the team decides how to proceed with their current roster.

There were no trades to activate OL Kyle Long from the Reserve/PUP list, but the Chiefs have one day left to make a trade there. Speaking to the media earlier, Chiefs HC Andy Reid said they would make a decision on Long today.

The 53-man roster currently stands at 53 players, so the team will need to make at least one trade to free up space for Kemp when the roster release expires. If they activate Long tomorrow, they will have to make an additional trade to free up space there.