Report: Marcus Kemp will return to Chiefs practice squad

The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly bringing back Marcus Kemp to the practice squad.

Per Chiefs reporter Matt Derrick, the Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly planning to bring back wide receiver Marcus Kemp to the team’s practice squad.

The Chiefs were without Marcus Kemp for roster planning reasons, as they simply had utilized the practice squad too much with him during the regular season. Upon his last promotion to the active roster, the team released him in order to clear space for injured players returning and they were unable to designate him, yet again, back to the team’s practice squad. As Derrick notes, the Chiefs are now able to utilize the practice squad again with Kemp now that it is the postseason.

The Chiefs should be happy to have Kemp back for the security he provides in a couple key ways, not only as a longtime depth chart piece who knows the team’s offense in case of injury to other receivers, but also as a core player on special teams units for Dave Toub.

Kemp has remained with the Chiefs since the 2017 season when he first signed as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Hawaii. Kemp remained on the practice squad for most of that season but he became a special teams fixture in 2018 and played in all 16 games that year. In 2019, he was lost for the season to injury which halted any climb up the depth chart, and this year, he’s flittered back and forth between the roster and the practice squad, playing in 10 games along the way.

When Kemp was ultimately out of options with the Chiefs, he signed with the Miami Dolphins and appeared in a single game for them in Week 17 against the Buffalo Bills.