Chiefs Claim WR Kyle Williams

It’s been an interesting couple days for the Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers.KyleWilliams

First news broke that Dwayne Bowe was arrested over the weekend following a police stop. Then the Chiefs signed Rashad Ross to the practice squad. They wrapped up the excitement by claiming Kyle Williams off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers and releasing Chad Hall.

While Bowe won’t be suspended for Sunday’s game — or likely at any time this season — it’s interesting the Chiefs felt the need to make a move at the position on the active roster.

Williams was in his fourth season with the 49ers after they drafted him in the sixth-round of the 2010 draft out of Arizona State (the same school that produced Ross). During his stay in San Francisco Williams played in 38 games (nine starts) and caught 47 passes for 574 yards and four touchdowns.

Unfortunately for Williams, he is most known for costing Alex Smith and the 49ers a trip to the Super Bowl.

Facing the New York Giants in the NFC Championship game at the end of the 2011 season, Williams fumbled twice on punt returns. The first led to a go-ahead touchdown and the second a field goal in overtime that sent the Giants to the Super Bowl.

Hall came to Kansas City as part of a large group of waiver claims just after final cuts, also from the 49ers. He played in seven games for the Chiefs but only caught one pass for nine yards. Having played for Andy Reid in Philadelphia and now Kansas City, Hall could find his way back to the Chiefs if Williams or A.J. Jenkins, another former 49er, don’t end up working out.

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