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The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that they played WR and stud special teamer Marcus Kemp on the Reserve/COVID-19 list this morning. As a result, he likely won’t be able to play in the team’s Week 11 game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Ultimately, Kemp’s vaccination status will determine when he can return to the 53-man roster. If he’s vaccinated and tests positive, he needs two negative tests taken 24 hours apart to return to action. If he’s unvaccinated and tests positive, he is required to isolate for 10 days and can return to the roster after those 10 days if he is asymptomatic. If Kemp is unvaccinated and deemed a close contact, he must isolate for five days and continue to test negative before returning to action.
Kemp hasn’t been highly involved in the offense this season with just two catches for 24 yards on the season. He has been a corp special teamer for Kansas City and one of the starting gunners on punt coverage. He has eight tackles on the year so far.
Kemp’s absence will be a blow to a special teams unit that has been a boon to the Chiefs in recent weeks. The one saving grace about Kemp’s placement on the Reserve/COVID-19 list is that it frees a roster spot on the 53-man roster. Should the Chiefs choose to activate either Clyde Edwards-Helaire from injured reserve or Kyle Long from the PUP list, they won’t need to make a corresponding roster move.