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Chiefs announce three roster moves on Tuesday

Wide receiver Byron Pringle is headed to injured reserve.

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The Kansas City Chiefs announced three roster moves on Tuesday afternoon, via their official Twitter account.

First, the signing of offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski to the practice squad was made official by the team. Wisniewski reportedly visited with the Chiefs last week.

Wisniewski, 31, started two regular-season games and three playoff games at left guard down the stretch last season en route to the Chiefs’ Super Bowl championship. Wisniewski left in free agency to join his hometown Pittsburgh Steelers, but he injured his pec in Pittsburgh’s first game against the New York Giants and was eventually waived. The signing makes sense — given Kansas City recently added offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz to injured reserve, and it could use the depth.

To make room for Wisniewski, the Chiefs released cornerback Lavert Hill — a former Arrowhead Pride lottery ticket — from the practice squad. The 22-year-old Michigan product had signed with Kansas City as an undrafted free agent and was added to the practice squad after not making the initial 53-man roster.

Wide receiver Byron Pringle suffered an ankle injury in the Chiefs’ win over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. Mecole Hardman entered the game in relief — despite not having practiced all week. It’s a bad break for Pringle, who had recently been promoted to the team’s kick returner position. He has nine catches for 108 yards on the season. He will be out for at least the next three weeks.

Sammy Watkins, who has been out with a hamstring injury since Week 5, could return to the lineup this week. The team could also choose to add either veteran receiver Marcus Kemp or Gehrig Dieter from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

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