Chiefs activate 4 players from Reserve/COVID-19 list

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Kansas City Chiefs HC Andy Reid told reporters that every player from the 53-man roster who was on the Reserve/COVID-19 list returned to practice on Wednesday. Now, we have some confirmation that he wasn’t exaggerating.

According to the NFL’s official personnel notice for Wednesday, the team activated K Harrison Butker, P Tommy Townsend, CB Rashad Fenton and DB Armani Watts from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. The team also restored LB Darius Harris to the practice squad from the practice squad COVID-19 list. A lot of these players were able to be activated with the NFL adopting new COVID isolation rules based on updated CDC guidelines.

By our count, the only remaining Chiefs player on the Reserve/COVID-19 list is Mike Remmers, who is also on injured reserve due to a knee injury. Even with Remmers remaining on the list, they’re now in a much better place than they were just a week ago, with COVID running rampant through the roster.

The team did not need to activate TE Travis Kelce from the Reserve/COVID-19 list today because they already had ahead of the Week 16 game against the Steelers. He did, however, clear COVID protocols and return to practice on Wednesday. Here’s some photographic evidence shared by our friend Harold R. Kuntz at Fox 4 Kansas City:

Kelce and all the other returning players are considered all systems go for Week 17 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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