The Lions cut Kennedy on Monday.
Kennedy will be replaced by John Atkins on the 53-man roster. The 23-year-old could be a candidate to rejoin Detroit's practice squad, given his developmental potential as a special-teams asset.
The Lions promoted Kennedy to the active roster from the practice squad Friday, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
With Danny Amendola (chest) managing an injury and Travis Fulgham no longer on the roster, Kennedy will provide the Lions with depth at the wide receiver position. In the event that Amendola isn't able to suit up for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Kennedy will be a long shot to achieve fantasy relevance but could see limited offensive snaps.
Kennedy signed a contract to join the Lions' practice squad, Justin Rogers of the Detroit News reports.
Kennedy signed with Detroit in May, but he was ultimately waived ahead of Week 1 and now joins the team's practice squad after going unclaimed on waivers. He's an extreme long shot to attain fantasy relevance in 2019.
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