Chiefs news: Bryan Cook, Nick Bolton, and practice squad promotions

The Chiefs made several roster moves before Sunday's game against the Bills.

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The Kansas City Chiefs announced a series of roster moves on Saturday as they prepared the roster for Week 14 and the looming visit from the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The best news to come out of Arrowhead on Saturday is the return of Nick Bolton. The linebacker first dislocated his wrist back in mid-October and it was believed he would miss up to two full months. Bolton returned to practice from IR in November but the Chiefs had a 21-day window within which they must activate him or force Bolton to sit out the rest of the year.

The return of Bolton comes at a perfect time given that Drue Tranquill, his replacement in the heart of the defense, is still in concussion protocol and will sit out the team's game against Buffalo.

The other piece of big news to come across the wire is that Chiefs safety Bryan Cook has been placed on injured reserve. The news itself is not a surprise given the nature of his ankle injury suffered last week against the Green Bay Packers, but it does mean that it's official that Cook will likely miss the rest of the regular season. Cook must now sit out four games at least and the Chiefs only have five games left in the 2023 regular season schedule.

With Cook officially off of the active roster, the Chiefs promoted Deon Bush for some further safety help from the team's practice squad. Bush is a proven veteran with special teams experience who can step right in after spending last season with the Chiefs as well.

The other move to take notice of is the arrival of running back Deneric Prince to the active roster for the second consecutive week. Prince is important given that Isiah Pacheco has been designated as out with a shoulder contusion and Jerick McKinnon is finally back from a groin injury that's kept him out since the team's loss to the Eagles.