The Kansas City Chiefs claimed WR Kyle Williams from the San Francisco 49ers last November and hoped he would give a boost to the team an immediate boost on offense and special teams.
Williams quickly got up to speed with the Chiefs offense and special teams coach Dave Toub was already talking about using his speed on returns. But less than 1o days later his season was ended by a torn ACL that landed him on injured reserve, potentially ending his Chiefs career soon after it started.
On the day they kicked off their offseason program, the Chiefs announced the wide receiver’s time in Kansas City would be extended. The free agent inked a one-year deal with the Chiefs as he attempts to come back from the knee injury.
There’s no word yet on when Williams might be able to get back on the field, but right now the roster lacks explosiveness at wide receiver and in the return game. So even with the rookies added next month, there should be room for Williams to compete for time if he can put a helmet on some time during training camp.