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Report: Chiefs Bring Back Former Layton High Standout

Oct 3, 2022, 4:11 PM
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Wide receiver Marcus Kemp #85 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on during training camp at Missouri Western State University on July 28, 2021 in St Joseph, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
(Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Kansas City Chiefs brought back a former Layton Lancers wide receiver to their practice squad, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.

On Monday, October 3, the NFL insider reported that former Layton High and ex-Chiefs special teams standout Marcus Kemp had re-joined Kansas City’s practice squad.

“The Chiefs have brought back a familiar face, signing special teamer Marcus Kemp to their practice squad,” Yates tweeted.

This will be Kemp’s third stint with the Chiefs. He previously played for Kansas City from 2017-20 and 2020-21. Kemp was recently a member of the New York Giants. New York released Kemp after he was placed on Injured Reserve in August because of a hamstring injury. The former Lancer was also a member of the Miami Dolphins in 2020.

Prior to his time in the NFL, Kemp, 27, was a standout player at Layton High. Following his high school career, the wide receiver played college football for the Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors.

Kemp played at Hawai’i from 2013-16. During his time with the Rainbow Warriors, Kemp had 176 receptions for 2,570 yards and 13 touchdowns in 45 games.

He signed with the Chiefs after going undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft.

In 2019, Kemp suffered a knee injury and was placed on Injured Reserve by the Chiefs. Later than season, Kansas City defeated the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl LVI.

During his professional career, Kemp has four catches for 42 yards and has been a great special teams player.

The Chiefs currently own a 3-1 record after earning a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday Night Football in Week 4.

Kansas City’s next game is at home against the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday, October 10 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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