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Chiefs announce elevated practice squad players ahead of Panthers game

Some familiar faces are active against the Carolina Panthers.

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs-Training Camp Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs announced that they have moved two players from the practice squad to the active roster on Saturday. The Chiefs play the Carolina Panthers at Noon Arrowhead Time on Sunday.

The Chiefs chose to activate wide receiver Gehrig Dieter and offensive lineman Bryan Witzmann for the game. The Chiefs can elevate two players thanks to the NFL’s new roster rules for 2020.

Witzmann, 30, spent 2016-17 with the Chiefs, including 13 starts at left guard in 2017. After his stint with Kansas City, Witzmann bounced around between five teams before landing back with the Chiefs. The Chiefs added him to their practice squad late last month. He should provide depth along the line as Mitch Schwartz misses another game.

Dieter, 27, has been up and down from the practice squad since signing with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Alabama in 2017. With Sammy Watkins out again, Dieter provides depth at wide receiver.