Chiefs to host WR Marcus Kemp on a visit

The Kansas City Chiefs are bringing in a familiar face for a visit.

According to Chiefs Digest’s Matt Derrick, former Chiefs WR Marcus Kemp is taking a visit with the team. Should Kemp pass his physical the front office intends to add him to the practice squad per the report. This would provide the team with some valuable depth as they deal with injuries to Mecole Hardman (heel), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (abdomen) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee).

A former undrafted free agent signing by the Chiefs in 2017, Kemp left the team as an unrestricted free agent this past offseason. Kemp has appeared in 43 career games with Kansas City over four seasons, recording four receptions on eight targets for 42 yards. Two of those receptions went for first downs. He spent the entire 2021 NFL season on the 53-man roster.

Kemp has mostly been a special teams player for the Chiefs during his career. He’s never played fewer than 60% of the special teams snaps in Kansas City in a healthy season in his career. I get the sense that this move is more about providing the team with another option to elevate from the practice squad who can contribute on special teams. They’re already running out of practice squad elevations for players like Elijah Lee and Dicaprio Bootle. This gives them another multi-phase special teamer for Dave Toub to elevate on a weekly basis.


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