Kansas City Chiefs practice squad: Marcus Kemp, Damien Mama sign

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 11: Wide receiver Marcus Kemp
KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 11: Wide receiver Marcus Kemp /

The Kansas City Chiefs have filled out eight of their ten slots on the practice squad with their own players from training camp.

For those who were sad to see some of your favorite rookie free agents or roster players on the bubble released over the weekend, you might be encouraged to find them on the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad on Sunday. Brett Veach and the front office announced the team’s first eight signings to the practice squad, which allows up to a potential total of 10.

Here are the eight signings to the Chiefs practice squad so far:

  • Damien Mama, offensive lineman
  • Marcus Kemp, wide receiver
  • Orson Charles, tight end
  • Devine Redding, running back
  • Gehrig Dieter, wide receiver
  • Joseph Cheek, offensive line
  • Marcus Rush, linebacker
  • Leon McQuay, defensive back

The Chiefs still have two open spaces, which could potentially be used on a couple more familiar faces or from players who have been in training camp with other teams who choose the Chiefs instead. Much of that will depend on financial terms offered to the players involved.

Players can join a team’s practice squad if they have not yet accrued two years of NFL service, but there are exceptions made for up to four players who have two full seasons of NFL service already under their belt. Six weeks or more on an active roster in a season means one year of NFL service accrued. The same amount of time (six weeks in a season) counts toward the practice squad, and a player can only have three years on the practice squad in their career.