After spending the first 11 weeks of the season, and even part of the end of the 2011 season, on the Chiefs practice squad, wide receiver Jamar Newsome finally got an opportunity to make his debut with the team one day after he was moved to the active roster. He finished the game with one reception for 10 yards and told reporters what it was like to be back on a football field playing again:
"It was a good thrill. It was just another day, trying to do all I can do to help my team out."
The game wasn't the NFL debut for Newsome, as the undrafted receiver from Central Florida made the 53-man roster for the Jaguars in 2011, but was released from the team after two games. The reception was the first of his career, though.
Newsome, 25, spent time on the Jaguars and Steelers practice squads before joining the Chiefs practice squad in December 2011. He told reporters that he didn't find out he would be activated until the night before the game:
"I didn't know until Saturday evening, and I didn't know too much and my agent called me and told me it looks like you've been working extremely hard and it's time to make some plays. And that's what I tried to do."
The Chiefs lost the game to the Broncos, 17-9, and will next host the Carolina Panthers.