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Chiefs announce several roster moves ahead of game vs. Broncos

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The Kansas City Chiefs announced several roster moves via the team’s official Twitter account on Saturday afternoon. The Chiefs play the Denver Broncos at 3:25 p.m. Arrowhead Time on Sunday.

First, the Chiefs moved offensive lineman Danny Isidora and wide receiver Marcus Kemp to the active roster from the practice squad. The Chiefs can elevate two players for the game thanks to the NFL’s new roster rules for 2020. Isidora and Kemp provide depth for offensive lineman Mitch Schwartz and wide receiver Sammy Watkins, respectively. Both Schwartz and Watkins have already been ruled out. Isidora and Kemp will return to the practice squad after the game.

Defensive end Alex Okafor has been placed on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury. Okafor’s placement on the list means that he will be out for at least the next three weeks — games against the Broncos, New York Jets and Carolina Panthers. It has been another tough year for Okafor, who missed two games earlier in the year due to an injury to his other hamstring.

Defensive tackle Khalen Saunders has been activated after spending a little more than a month on injured reserve. Saunders dislocated his elbow in the Chiefs’ Week 1 win over the Houston Texans. Saunders returned to practice on Wednesday.

On Friday, head coach Andy Reid noted that Chris Jones could play defensive end if necessary, as the Chiefs will be without Taco Charlton and Okafor for Sunday’s game. Saunders provides added depth at tackle in such a scenario.