The Kansas City Chiefs announced several roster moves ahead of Super Bowl LV on Saturday afternoon — their final roster moves of the 2020-21 season. The announcements came via the team’s official Twitter account.
TE Deon Yelder has been activated from Injured Reserve.— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) February 6, 2021
LB Chris Lammons has been activated from the Practice Squad.
As expected, left tackle Eric Fisher and linebacker Willie Gay were moved to injured reserve. Fisher tore his Achilles in the AFC title game and Gay tore his meniscus during practice leading up to the Super Bowl.
In their places, tight end Deon Yelder was activated from injured reserve and defensive back Chris Lammons was activated from the team’s practice squad.
The Chiefs also used standard practice squad elevation to bring up wide receiver Marcus Kemp and quarterback Matt Moore to the active roster. The Chiefs can elevate two players thanks to the NFL’s roster rules for 2020.
Earlier on Saturday, backup center Daniel Kilgore was cleared to travel with the team.
#Chiefs center Daniel Kilgore was cleared for Super Bowl LV, source said, after spending the week on the COVID-19 reserve list because of a high-risk close contact with a barber. He tested negative all week and is good to go.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 6, 2021
AFC pool writer Herbie Teope covered several items of note in his Saturday report:
#Chiefs Sat. notes from AFC pool reporter @HerbieTeope— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) February 6, 2021
- Chiefs confirm Andy Reid to coach in #SBLV, OLBs coach Britt Reid will not travel
- RB Darwin Thompson returned to practice; he was sick Friday
- Teope confirms Daniel Kilgore back at practice
- Same travel plans as Wk 12