According to the NFL’s official Wednesday transaction report, the team has placed defensive end Charles Omenihu (knee) on its Reserve/Injured (injured reserve) list. This was an expected move. Omenihu left the AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens after just six snaps — the fifth of which was a strip-sack of Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson that ended a Ravens’ drive. After the team’s 17-10 victory, Omenihu expressed confidence that he would be able to play in the Super Bowl — but the next day, tests revealed he had sustained a season-ending ACL tear.
To fill the vacant roster spot, the team has activated second-year wide receiver Skyy Moore from the Reserve/Injured list. Moore was placed there with a knee injury on December 18, following the team’s 27-17 win over the New England Patriots in Week 15. He was designated for return from Reserve/Injured on January 17 — which means that Wednesday was the 21st (and final) day in which the Chiefs could activate Moore — or else lose him for the season. Moore did not participate in five straight practices before the AFC Championship — and was shown as a limited participant in all three of last week’s Super Bowl bye week injury reports.