KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs elevated rookie safety Daniel Sorensen from the practice squad to the active 53-man roster ahead of Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.
The 6-2, 208-pound Sorensen originally joined the Chiefs in May as an undrafted free agent out of Brigham Young.
He played in the regular-season opener against the Tennessee Titans where he recorded a special teams tackle before being waived on Sept. 9.
The Chiefs eventually signed Sorensen to the practice squad on Sept. 11.
Meanwhile, the activation of Sorensen provides depth on two fronts.
The Chiefs are dealing with injuries to the defensive secondary with starting left cornerback Jamell Fleming (hamstring) and starting nickel cornerback Chris Owens (knee) out.
Prior to Sorensen’s activation on Saturday, the Chiefs were set to play Sunday’s game with only three cornerbacks on the active roster: Sean Smith, Marcus Cooper and Phillip Gaines.
Sorensen’s presence allows the Chiefs flexibility with defensive back Ron Parker, who can play cornerback.
Parker previously started at strong safety for Eric Berry, who is expected to return to action Sunday after missing five straight games with a high ankle sprain.
Sorensen can also contribute on special teams in place of linebacker Josh Martin, who is out with a hamstring injury.
The Chiefs released defensive lineman Damion Square, who has been a game-day inactive through seven regular-season games, to make room for Sorensen.
Square originally joined the Chiefs after being claimed off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles on Aug. 31.
The Chiefs brought back offensive tackle Curtis Feigt to the practice squad to fill Sorensen’s previous spot.
The Chiefs originally signed Feigt to the practice squad on Sept. 9, but released him on Oct. 25 leading to Saturday’s transaction.
The Chiefs’ 10-man practice squad currently consists of Feigt, wide receiver Armon Binns, tight end Brandon Barden, linebacker Darin Drakeford, guard Ricky Henry, cornerback Deji Olatoye, guard Jarrod Pughsley, running back Charcandrick West, wide receiver Fred Williams and defensive lineman Jerel Worthy.