Once considered a promising developmental receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs, Marcus Kemp is now a member of the Miami Dolphins.
According to a site friend Matt Derrick report of Chef’s digest, Kemp was signed to the Miami practice squad on Wednesday after clearing the Chiefs’ waivers.
Indeed, Marcus Kemp signs with the Miami Dolphins training team, per source. Dolphins will have a chance to breed him twice in the player roster. https://t.co/46WyfTKEg0
Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) December 17, 2020
The Chiefs had removed him from the active roster on Tuesday – likely to make room for the return of wide receiver Byron Pringle from the injured reserve. Pringle was back in practice on Wednesday and is expected to be activated soon – likely in time for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.
As Derrick noted, Kemp (who was signed to the Chiefs’ training squad on October 8) has been elevated to the active roster for three games this season – once named as a reserve roster / COVID and twice as standard elevation – before being activated at active roster on November 28. The Dolphins – who are currently slim on the wide receiver – will likely raise him for a few games this season.
Kemp joined the Chiefs in 2017 as an undrafted free agent in Hawaii. He was not on the training camp roster, spending the season bouncing between the practice team and the active roster. In 2018, he became one of the main players on special teams, appearing in every game – and at training camp the following season, he seemed to be heading towards a wide receiver role as well. But after suffering an ACL injury, his season came to an end.