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Marcus Kemp re-signed to the Chiefs

One of Dave Toub’s key special teams players will be back for 2021.

NFL: Preseason-Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Wide receiver (and special teams ace) Marcus Kemp has been re-signed to the Kansas City Chiefs, according to the NFL’s official transaction report.

Kemp will be competing for a roster spot to begin his fifth campaign with the team.

After missing 2019 with an injury, he played with the Chiefs in 12 games during 2020 — two of them in the postseason after spending time with the Miami Dolphins to close the regular season.

Kemp began the season on the active roster. After appearing in four games, he was waived in early October and then re-signed to the practice squad. He was elevated for three games before being activated for three more. He was waived again in mid-December — joining the Dolphins for the rest of the season — before returning to the Kansas City practice squad for the last two postseason games. He was active in both of them.

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.

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