REPORT: Kansas City Chiefs Decide To Keep 1 Wide Receiver For 2024 Season Who Was On Roster Bubble

Feb 11, 2024; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid on the sideline in Super Bowl LVIII against the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

 

 

 

The Kansas City Chiefs chose to keep a wide receiver on the team who was on the roster bubble for the entirety of the 2023 season. The Chiefs receiver corps were horrendous during the regular season. They led the league in drops.

 

The Kansas City Chiefs could move on from a few WRs

 

Dec 10, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (19) scores a touchdown during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. The play would be called back due to an offensive penalty. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

 

Many fans think the Chiefs should move on from Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Kadarius Toney this offseason. The Chiefs could save money by cutting MVS. Toney had issues with drops and penalties on the field and was a distraction off the field.

 

The Chiefs re-sign Cornell Powell

 

Aug 13, 2023; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Cornell Powell (14) and wide receiver Justyn Ross (8) celebrate a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the second half at the Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

 

With the Chiefs’ decisions on those wide receivers looming, the team retained a 2021 draft pick. Per Aaron Wilson with KPRC, the Chiefs signed wide receiver Cornell Powell to the offseason roster. The 2021 fifth-round picks’ contract expired after the Super Bowl.

 

 

Aug 26, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Cornell Powell (14) catches a pass against Cleveland Browns cornerback A.J. Green III (38) during the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

 

Powell, a standout at Clemson, has appeared in three games for the Chiefs since the 2021 season. He has no stats. Powell spent the 2023 season on the practice squad.

 

Powell has not found a way to get on the field for the Chiefs, even with a wide receiver roster that was not spectacular in the 2023 season. But he’s shown enough promise on the practice squad to sign a new contract for 2024.

 

 

Gideon Canice

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