Chiefs elevate two practice squad receivers for Week 11 vs. Chargers

The Kansas City Chiefs have made a practice squad promotion(s) ahead of their Week 11 game against the Los Angeles Chargers on “Sunday Night Football.”

According to the NFL’s personnel notice, the Chiefs have used a standard elevation on practice squad WRs Marcus Kemp and Cornell Powell. This comes as the team is dealing with some attrition at the receiver position. Mecole Hardman and JuJu Smith-Schuster are both out this week, leaving Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Kadarius Toney, Justin Watson and Skyy Moore as the team’s lone receivers on the active roster. Kemp and Powell will give them six players at the position on Sunday.

This is the third practice squad elevation this season for Kemp, which means the team can no longer use a standard elevation on him without the team risking losing him on waivers. This is the first time that Powell, a former 2021 fifth-round draft pick, has been activated to the 53-man roster this season.

Andy Reid mentioned Kemp as a possibility for a call-up during media availability this week. With the injuries to Hardman and Smith-Schuster, Kemp could actually see some snaps on offense this week. Since 2017, Kemp has appeared in 45 games for Kansas City, playing 125 snaps on offense. He’s caught four passes on eight targets for 42 yards during those snaps. Powell hasn’t seen much action on offense or special teams for the Chiefs, but he could see work in both phases on Sunday night.

Another roster note: The Chiefs did not activate OT Lucas Niang to the 53-man roster yet. They’ll have until next Wednesday to decide on whether they’ll activate him or place him on season-ending injured reserve.

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Story originally appeared on Chiefs Wire