As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare for their season opener against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, they have made two roster moves that will finalize who they have available when they take the field in Glendale, Arizona.
The team has used both of their weekly opportunities to elevate Practice Squad players, bringing wide receivers Daurice Fountain and Elijah Lee into the mix. Both appeared to be strong contenders for the final 53-man roster during the preseason, and could even earn a more cemented spot as the year goes on.
Lee took the starting snaps at SAM linebacker for the majority of the preseason, though rookie Leo Chenal appeared to start in the final exhibition game. It will be worth seeing if Lee is the starter there, but expect Lee to play a key role on special teams.
Fountain was likely the sixth receiver on the depth chart, the Chiefs just ended up keeping five. He can also play a role on special teams as he is one of the few players who contributed to the unit last season. He earned special teams snaps in five games, including all three postseason games.