Chiefs elevate TE Jones, release WR Hall

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs announced two roster moves a day before facing off against the Washington Redskins.

As expected, the team elevated tight end Dominique Jones from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster.

To make room for Jones, the Chiefs released wide receiver Chad Hall.

Saturday’s move comes as a result of starting tight end Anthony Fasano recovering from a concussion suffered in Week 12. The Chiefs listed Fasano, who is also dealing with a knee injury, as out for Sunday’s contest.

Jones will back up Sean McGrath, who starts in place of Fasano.

Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson hinted at the move during Thursday’s media session.

“He’s a guy that’s been here, he’s got some experience,” Pederson said of Jones. “He’s going to have some opportunities this weekend to play. We’re looking forward to getting him out there still using our two-tight end sets and letting them both go.”

Listed at 6-foot-3, 270 pounds, Jones played in 10 games, with three starts, in two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts from 2012-13.

Jones started two games this season with the Colts, totaling two catches for 34 yards. He entered the league in 2012 as an undrafted free agent out of Shepard University.

The Chiefs signed Jones to the practice squad in Week 9.

Hall, a four-year pro, joined the Chiefs on Sept. 1 after being claimed off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers. He was previously released in Week 11 to make room for wide receiver Kyle Williams, whom the team claimed off waivers from the 49ers.

The Chiefs brought back Hall in Week 12 after Williams suffered a season-ending knee injury. Hall has appeared in eight games and has one catch for 9 yards.