We have activated Blake Bell from Reserve/Injured.— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 23, 2022
We have activated Practice Squad player Danny Shelton via Standard Elevation.
We have placed Jody Fortson on Reserve/Injured. pic.twitter.com/MylmxITUex
As expected after head coach Andy Reid’s Thursday media availability, the Chiefs activated tight end Blake Bell from injured reserve, placing fellow tight end Jody Fortson on injured reserve. Fortson suffered an elbow subluxation in the team’s Week 15 win over the Houston Texans. Saturday against the Seahawks will mark Bell’s debut after a season-long stint on IR due to preseason hip surgery.
The Chiefs held back on activating wide receiver Mecole Hardman even though he has practiced the past two weeks. Reid hinted that Hardman wasn’t quite ready to play as he continues to try to put on the weight he lost due to the in-season abdomen issue.
If active, Shelton will make his Chiefs debut after spending the season on the practice squad. He will revert to the practice squad after the game.