According to the NFL’s Official Transactions Report, the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday signed 12 players from their 2022 practice squad to backup/future contracts. That means these folks will be part of the team’s 90-man offseason roster when the new league year kicks off on March 15.
The roster included center Austin Reiter (read more about our Jared Sapp purchase here), tight end Kendall Blanton, defensive back Dicaprio Bootle, tight end Matt Bushman, offensive lineman Mike Caliendo, linebacker Cole Christiansen, running back, Jerrion Ealy, quarterback Chris Oladokun, running back La’Mical Perine, wide receiver Cornell Powell, nose tackle Danny Shelton and wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette.
Of those listed, Bootle (11 defensive teams, 31 special teams), Christiansen (18 special teams), Powell (3 offensive teams, 28 special teams), Shelton (9 defensive teams, 2 special teams), and Smith-Marsette (12 special teams offensive, 1 special teams) saw regular season snaps for the Chiefs during the 2022 season.
Notable players on the practice squad left without contracts are safety Zayne Anderson, running back Melvin Gordon and wide receiver Marcus Kemp. There’s a chance all three players could return to the Chiefs this offseason after exploring options elsewhere.