Chesson was signed to Washington's active roster from the practice squad, 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 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.
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