Chesson (undisclosed) was placed on the practice squad injured list Thursday.
Chesson, who has caught three passes over his two-year career, will consequently have his season cut short. The receiver will look to recover in time for next year's offseason program.
Chesson signed with the Redskins' practice squad Monday, J.P. Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Chesson has appeared in 24 games over his two-year career -- 12 for Kansas City and 12 for Washington -- logging three catches for 25 yards. The 25-year-old operated primarily on special teams for Washington last season and will now look to develop as a receiver on their practice squad.
Chesson caught one pass for seven yards in 12 games during the 2018 season, playing 268 snaps on special teams and seven on offense.
Selected by Kansas City at No. 139 overall in the 2017 draft, Chesson may already be resigned to carving out a career on special teams. He turned 25 in December and likely will need to battle for his roster spot in 2019.
Chesson was promoted to the active roster Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Chesson's signing comes following the news that Jamison Crowder (ankle) is expected to miss multiple weeks. The second-year wideout rejoins the Redskins' 53-man roster after being waived in Week 2 and will serve a depth role against the Cowboys on Sunday. Though an opportunity for offensive snaps is available, it appears likely that Chesson will predominantly play on special teams.
Chesson was waived by the Redskins on Monday.
Chesson was promoted to Washington's active roster prior to Week 2 but did not record a statistic. He will go through the waiver process and become a free agent if unclaimed.
Chesson was promoted to Washington's 53-man roster Wednesday.
Chesson's promotion to the Redskins' active roster immediately follows the placement of fellow depth wideouts Cam Sims (ankle) and Trey Quinn (ankle) on injured reserve. The 2017 fourth-rounder is likely to predominantly play on special teams, but could see limited offensive snaps due to Washington's lack of depth at the receiver position.
Chesson was waived by the Chiefs on Saturday, the team's official website reports.
A fourth-round pick last year, Chesson finished his rookie season with two catches for 18 yards in 12 games. He did log 215 snaps on special teams, which should help his case when he looks for work in the future.
Chesson caught only one of his three targets for eight yards during Week 17 against the Broncos.
Chesson played all 67 offensive snaps for the Chiefs on Sunday, but it didn't result in many looks or much of anything on the whole. He finishes the regular season having amassed just two catches for 18 yards in total and seems destined for a depth role again in 2018. However, De'Anthony Thomas' (lower leg) and Albert Wilson's contracts expire at the end of the season, potentially leaving some openings at wideout should the Chiefs elect to let them walk.
Chesson will likely see plenty of offensive snaps during Sunday's Week 17 matchup against the Broncos, Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star reports.
Chesson has only played 18 snaps all season on offense, catching just one against Dallas in Week 9. It will likely be just a one-week spike for the rookie wideout, who should be catching footballs from a quarterback he's familiar with in practice in Patrick Mahomes. However, he and the Chiefs face a tough matchup against a Broncos defense that ranks fourth in the league (196.1 yards per game) against the pass.
Chesson caught two passes for 15 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Bengals.
Chesson was tied for the team lead in targets Saturday with four, but that was a byproduct of playing deep into the contest when most of the Chiefs' top wideout options had called it a night long before. The fifth-round pick will likely be a depth option at wideout in his first professional season.
The Chiefs selected Chesson in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 139th overall.
Chesson (6-foot-3, 204 pounds) is super athletic and had moments of extreme productivity at Michigan, but his career was generally defined by inconsistency. After totaling 505 yards and six touchdowns in the final four games of 2015, Chesson went on to finish the 2016 season with just 500 yards and two touchdowns on 67 targets. But there's certainly upside here, as the big wideout possesses 4.47 speed to go along with a 132-inch broad jump and 6.7-second three-cone drill. On a loaded Kansas City depth chart, he's a long shot for immediate reps.
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