The Kansas City Chiefs practice squad will have a bit of a different look when the team kicks off preparation for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. The Chiefs signed two players and parted ways with two others.
Wide receiver Jheranie Boyd was released from the developmental squad, while tight end Demetrius Harris was placed on injured reserve. Boyd had only been in Kansas City for a week, but Harris was signed as an undrafted free agent right after the draft and was one of the final cuts for Andy Reid. He should continue to get a look in the offseason as the former UW-Milwaukee basketball player tries to follow in the footsteps of Antonio Gates.
Taking their place on the practice squad are wide receiver Fred Williams and tight end Jake Byrne.
Williams comes to Kansas City after an impressive two-year stay with the San Jose Sabercats of the AFL. In two seasons he caught 137 passes for 1,698 yards and 32 touchdowns while also returning 63 kicks for 1,193 yards and three touchdowns.
If the Chiefs continue to have trouble staying healthy at tight end, Byrne could find his way onto the 53-man roster before the season is over. He’s already played in seven games this season with the Houston Texans and has spent time with the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers since going undrafted out of Wisconsin.