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Chiefs add two to 53-man roster, elevate Deandre Baker, Emmanuel Smith

Baker is eligible to play against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

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The Kansas City Chiefs announced several roster moves on Saturday afternoon, via their official Twitter account. The Chiefs take on the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at 3:25 p.m. Arrowhead Time.

First, right tackle Mike Remmers has been downgraded to out for the game, which is not much of a change, as he was already listed as doubtful by the Chiefs on Friday. The Chiefs will thus have a new starting right tackle for the game.

The Chiefs have activated wide receiver and kick returner Byron Pringle to the active roster. Pringle spent three weeks on injured reserve with an ankle injury, but he returned to practice on Wednesday. In 10 games this season, Pringle has nine catches for 108 yards, along with a 102-yard return touchdown against the Denver Broncos in Week 7.

In addition to Pringle, offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski has been added to the active roster. Wisniewski 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. Wisniewski was an active elevation for the Chiefs last week, when he registered five special teams snaps.

The additions of Pringle and Wisniewski give the Chiefs a complete 53 players on their active roster.

The Chiefs have also chosen to elevate cornerback DeAndre Baker and linebacker Emmanuel Smith for the game against the Saints. The Chiefs can elevate two players to a game-day, 55-man roster thanks to the NFL’s new roster rules for 2020. Baker and Smith will revert back to the practice squad on Monday.

The Chiefs recently noted Baker had been practicing against their No. 1 receivers, a good sign that he might be ready to compete. Smith has been on the team’s practice squad since mid-October.

In a minor roster move on Friday, the Chiefs signed wide receiver Chad Williams to their practice squad.

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