Oct 6, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kyle Williams (10) returns a punt for a gain against the Houston Texans during the second quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Add Former 49ers Receiver Kyle Williams

According to tweets by Kyle Williams and Bill Williamson, the Chiefs have picked up the former wide receiver Williams off of waivers.

 

Williams is famous for his fumbled punt return in the January 2012 NFC Championship game that sent the New York Giants to the Super Bowl. His father is also the executive vice president of the Chicago White Sox.

What the Chiefs plan to do with him and what the corresponding move is for the Chiefs is unknown. Williams lost his job as kick and punt returner for the San Francisco 49ers and saw his playing time reduced with the return of Mario Manningham to the lineup.

In four seasons Williams has 47 receptions for 574 yards and four touchdowns. He had 12 catches for 113 yards for the 49ers this season.

Earlier in the day the Chiefs signed wide receiver Rashad Ross to the practice squad and released offensive guard Chandler Burden. What this means for the current Chiefs wide receiver position – are there jobs at risk? – is unknown. But this is  lot of activity for the Chiefs’ roster without the prompt of an injury.

UPDATE:

Here is the Chiefs corresponding move:

 

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