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Chiefs place De’Anthony Thomas on injured reserve, call up Leon McQuay

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The Chiefs now have four players who actually play the safety position ready to go for Sunday night.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have placed wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas on injured reserve, the team announced via its official Twitter account on Saturday morning.

With safety Daniel Sorensen expected back from injured reserve at some point this season and the Chiefs other recent additions to the list in Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Armani Watts, this likely ends Thomas’ season. The NFL allows two players to return from injured reserve each year.

It’s been quite a nine-day roller coaster for McQuay, the 23-year-old safety the Chiefs selected in the sixth round in last year’s draft. McQuay went from being released back to the practice squad to now the active roster during that span.

McQuay being moved to the active roster makes him the fourth safety behind Ron Parker, Jordan Lucas and Josh Shaw, likely ending the chance we see wide receiver Marcus Kemp playing defense Sunday night against the New England Patriots.

That being said, with the Chiefs’ luck when it comes to injuries lately, you never do know.

Eric Murray is out for Sunday night’s game and Eric Berry is listed as doubtful for the sixth week in a row.