Chiefs Place RB Akeem Hunt On IR, Promote WR Marcus Kemp

The Kansas City Chiefs officially promoted WR Marcus Kemp to their active roster and placed RB Akeem Hunt on injured reserve Tuesday, according to Terez A. Paylor.

The Chiefs’ practice squad now consists of:

  1. WR Gehrig Dieter
  2. RB George Atkinson
  3. CB Will Redmond
  4. NT Mike Purcell
  5. TE Anthony Firkser
  6. OT Dillon Gordon
  7. G Kaleb Johnson
  8. LB Tyrone Holmes
  9. OT Andrew Wylie
  10. WR Daniel Braverman

Hunt, 24, originally signed on with the Giants as an undrafted free agent out of Purdue back in May. However, he was unfortunately among their early roster cuts. The Ravens later signed him to their practice squad, but he lasted just a week in Baltimore.

The Texans signed Hunt to their practice squad in November of 2015 and he was on and off of their roster the past few years. The Chiefs signed him to their practice squad and eventually called him up a few weeks into the regular season.

In 2017, Hunt appeared in 15 games for the Chiefs and rushed for 23 yards on eight carries (2.9 YPC) to go along with four receptions for 31 yards receiving and no touchdowns. He also contributed 611 kick return yards.

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