KC Chiefs get Nick Bolton, others back from COVID reserve list

Nick Bolton, KC Chiefs. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
Nick Bolton, KC Chiefs. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /

The Kansas City Chiefs have welcomed a few key performers back from the COVID reserve list, including rookie linebacker Nick Bolton.

The Chiefs had numerous players out over the course of their last two games—both important victories—due to a spread of COVID-19 among team members and even coaches, but slowly and surely they are getting those players back to the active roster after losing many to the reserve list intended for those who test positive for the coronavirus or are in COVID-related protocols.

On Monday, the Chiefs officially cleared Bolton along with offensive linemen Kyle Long and Lucas Niang from the COVID reserve list. In addition, the team also brought back wide receiver Gehrig Dieter to the practice squad from the same reserve list, which meant giving punter Joseph Charlton the boot to make room among the limited 16 slots given.

The Chiefs will be glad to round out their defense in the second level with the addition of Bolton back in the mix before a tough game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Bolton will be a key figure if the team is going to stop or slow Joe Mixon for Cincy to go with the receiving trio of Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd, and rookie sensation Ja’Marr Chase.

As for the position of right tackle, the Chiefs now get two potential starters back after watching Andrew Wylie hold down the fort through injury and illness. Mike Remmers remains on the COVID reserve list himself as another option there at tackle.

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