The Kansas City Chiefs have made a pair of practice squad promotions ahead of their Week 12 game against the Los Angeles Rams.
According to the NFL’s personnel notice, the Chiefs have used a standard elevation on both practice squad WR Cornell Powell and DB Zayne Anderson. This is the second consecutive week where Powell has been elevated from the practice squad, filling in for injured CB Chris Lammons on special teams. He also had one snap on offense last week and could prove to be a key depth piece on offense with Kadarius Toney declared out.
Why would they go with Powell over Marcus Kemp? Kemp is officially out of practice squad elevations after his third elevation a week ago. If the Chiefs do use a standard elevation on him, he’ll be required to clear waivers before returning to the practice squad.
As for Anderson, this is the second time that he has been elevated from the practice squad this season, but the first time since Week 6’s game against the Buffalo Bills. His elevation serves as an indication that the Chiefs will be without S Juan Thornhill, who is listed as questionable for the game with a calf injury. Anderson is unlikely to play snaps on defense without another injury. However, with Bryan Cook likely to get his first career start on defense in Thornhill’s place, Anderson should get a lot of work on special teams against the Rams in Week 12.