Chiefs Elevate McDougald, Place Kelce on IR

Bradley McDougald moves up from the practice squad, filling Kelce's spot

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Saturday that the club has elevated defensive back Bradley McDougald to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and placed tight end Travis Kelce on injured reserve.


McDougald originally joined the Chiefs as a rookie free agent on May 1, 2013. He was active for one contest vs. Dallas on Sept. 15, but did not play. He has been serving on the club's practice squad since Sept. 18. Prior to joining the Chiefs, McDougald played in 47 games (33 starts), seeing action on both sides of the ball at the University of Kansas. He recorded 194 tackles (148 solo), 16 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, six interceptions and three forced fumbles. He also had 52 catches for 558 yards (10.7 avg.) with one touchdown and six rushes for 31 yards. He prepped at Scioto High School in Columbus, Ohio.


Kelce joined the Chiefs as the team's first of two third-round picks (63rd overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft. Kelce was active for one contest in 2013, but did not play. He was designated inactive for four other games. Prior to entering the NFL, he appeared in 35 games (12 starts) at Cincinnati, recording 54 receptions for 752 yards (13.9 avg.) with nine touchdowns. He also added eight carries for 47 yards (5.9 avg.) with two touchdowns. Kelce was a three-sport standout at Cleveland Heights High School in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

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