Chiefs Claim WR On Waivers

Wide receivers were in the headlines for the Chiefs on Wednesday:

  • Andy Reid said that in the aftermath of his arrest on Sunday, Dwayne Bowe would start against the Broncos on Sunday night in Denver.
  • Then, the Chiefs were awarded WR Kyle Williams off the NFL waiver wire from San Francisco. He was released on Tuesday by the 49ers.
  • To make room for Williams on the 53-man roster the Chiefs released WR Chad Hall.

The 5-10, 185-pound Williams is in his fourth NFL season, joining the 49ers in 2010 as a sixth-round draft choice out of Arizona State University. In 38 regular season games over the last 4 seasons, he caught 47 passes for 574 yards and 4 TD catches. He also ran 8 times for 76 yards. As a returner, he had 21 punt returns for an average of 8.1 yards and 28 kick returns for a 24-yard average.

Williams fumbled two punt returns late in the 49ers loss to the New York Giants in the 2011 NFC Championship Game. In 2012, he suffered a torn ACL.

At Arizona State, Williams played 4 seasons (2006-09) for the Sun Devils. He caught 109 passes for 1,626 yards and 18 TD catches. Williams also returned punts and kickoffs. Overall, he had 3,233 all-purpose yards for the Sun Devils.

Williams is the second of three sons of Kenny Williams, a former major league baseball player and current general manager of the Chicago White Sox, a position he’s held for 13 years. He played 6 seasons in the majors for the White Sox, Tigers, Blue Jays and Expos.

5 Responses to “Chiefs Claim WR On Waivers”

  • November 13, 2013  - KC_Guy says:

    That would be Chad Hall or A.J. Jenkins.

  • November 13, 2013  - KC_Guy says:

    Called it:

    Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor 37s

    To make room for Williams, the #Chiefs have released WR Chad Hall.

  • November 13, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    I love how John Dorsey continues to look for ways to improve the roster. While Andy gets all the well deserved praise for this team, Dorsey deserves the same. He has churned the bottom half of the roster as well as picking up starters: Fasano/McGrath, Jordan, Smith, DeVito, Avery, and you can even count Cooper since he’s on the field over half the time. Wouldn’t it be something if John and Andy did better than Carl and Marty!

  • November 13, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    I can’t believe I left out Sean Smith, sorry.

  • November 14, 2013  - R W says:

    Do you think Alex Smith had some influence on this acquisition?

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