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Chiefs waive wide receiver Marcus Kemp; roster stands at 51

Pringle? Baker? Wisniewski? What happens next?

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Miami Dolphins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs are waiving wide receiver Marcus Kemp, according to the NFL’s official transaction report. Friend-of-the-site Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest notes that Kemp is likely to re-join the Chiefs’ practice squad if he clears waivers.

Kemp, 25, has been up and down the Chiefs’ active roster in 2020, as they navigate fielding a team during the coronavirus pandemic. His most recent move up came on November 28 after the Chiefs placed Byron Pringle on injured reserve. Now that it has been three weeks, Pringle is eligible to return.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Chiefs roster stands at 51. Possible ways to fill it include the activation of Pringle — or by calling up cornerback DeAndre Baker or offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski from the practice squad. Defensive end Taco Charlton (fractured ankle) and offensive lineman Mitchell Schwartz (back) remain longshot possibilities.

The Chiefs signed Wisniewski in November — and they elevated him to the gameday roster in each of the last two weeks against the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins.

Kemp has one catch for 11 yards this season in limited offensive action. He has totaled 163 special-teams snaps on the season. In another move on Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed offensive lineman Danny Isidora off of the Chiefs’ practice squad.