The Kansas City Chiefs announced two roster transactions Sunday after their practice at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph.
We have placed TE Nick Keizer on Reserve/Retired.— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) August 8, 2021
We have signed G Bryan Witzmann. pic.twitter.com/XwW4MAdYLM
First, tight end Nick Keizer retired. Keizer, 26, came into the league in 2018 as an undrafted free agent who signed with the Baltimore Ravens. Keizer appeared in 16 games for the Chiefs in 2020 before beginning training camp with a back issue. The tight end had recently returned to practice — but given the drafting of Noah Gray, signing of Blake Bell and emergence of Jody Fortson, the path to making the team was not going to be an easy one.
After the Chiefs placed offensive lineman Darryl Williams on their COVID-19 list on Saturday, they opted to once again bring back Bryan Witzmann. Witzmann was spotted at practice on Sunday.
Witzmann, 31, had signed back with the Chiefs as a member of the practice squad in late October, appearing in one game via practice squad elevation — and totaling three special teams snaps. The Chiefs released Witzmann in May.
He spent 2016-17 with the Chiefs, including 13 starts at left guard in 2017.