Once thought a promising developmental wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs, Marcus Kemp is now a member of the Miami Dolphins.
According to a report from friend-of-the-site Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest, Kemp was signed to the Miami practice squad on Wednesday after clearing waivers from the Chiefs.
Indeed, Marcus Kemp is signing with the Miami Dolphins practice squad, per source. Dolphins will have a chance to elevate him to game day roster twice. https://t.co/46WyfTKEg0— Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) December 17, 2020
The Chiefs had waived him from the active roster on Tuesday — presumably to make room for the return of wide receiver Byron Pringle from injured reserve. Pringle was back at practice on Wednesday and is expected to be activated soon — likely in time for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.
As Derrick noted, Kemp (who was signed to the Chiefs practice squad on October 8) was elevated to the active roster for three games this season — once designated as a reserve/COVID list elevation and twice as a standard elevation — before being activated to the active roster on November 28. The Dolphins — who are currently thin at wide receiver — will be likely to elevate him for a couple of games this season.
Kemp joined the Chiefs in 2017 as an undrafted free agent out of Hawaii. He didn’t make the roster out of training camp, spending the season bouncing back and forth between the practice squad and the active roster. In 2018, he emerged as a primary special-teams player, appearing in every game — and at training camp the following season, he appeared to be headed for a role as a wide receiver, too. But after suffering an ACL injury, his season came to an end.