KC Makes RB Moves Loses Jerick McKinnon: Chiefs Roasters moves

KC Chiefs vs. Raiders Roster News: KC Makes RB Move, Losing Jerick McKinnon

The Kansas City Chiefs have made a new move to address their banged-up running back room, losing Jerick McKinnon for the season as Isiah Pacheco returns.

The Kansas City Chiefs have made their final roster moves ahead of their Christmas matchup with the Las Vegas Raiders, and there’s more bad news at the running back position for KC.

The Chiefs are placing running back Jerick McKinnon on injured reserve, according to the team. McKinnon will be out a minimum of four weeks, giving him a chance to return during KC’s playoff run, depending on the nature of his injury.

McKinnon was ruled out due to a groin injury heading into the game against the Raiders. In a corresponding move, the Chiefs signed practice squad running back La’Mical Perine to an active roster contract, keeping him on the team’s 53-man roster.

The Chiefs had already used all three available standard practice squad elevations on Perine and fellow practice squad running back Deneric Prince. Perine played just five offensive snaps with one carry for one yard and one incomplete target. Prince never played an offensive snap.

If the pattern holds for Perine, he likely won’t see the field much unless Isiah Pacheco or Clyde Edwards-Helaire suffer injuries on Monday. However, with Pacheco coming off shoulder surgery and Edwards-Helaire’s history of injuries at a violent position, the Chiefs have chosen Perine to be the team’s third back for the rest of the regular season.

The Chiefs also activated defensive tackle Mike Pennel and wide receiver/return specialist Montrell Washington from the practice squad via standard elevation, making them both eligible to play against the Raiders.