With the NFL preseason halfway completed, the regular season will be rolling around the corner before we know it. KC Kingdom is providing player profiles until the first kick off of the regular season. Today’s featured player is wide receiver Kyle Williams.
How did Kyle Williams become a Kansas City Chiefs?
Kyle started his NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers, who drafted him in the sixth round of the 2010 draft out of Arizona State. Williams had four total touchdowns during his three and a half years with San Francisco, but his most memorable moment as a Niner isn’t a great one.
Williams is mostly remembered by San Francisco fans for fumbling two punt returns in a playoff game against the Giants in 2011. The Giants had good field position and were able to score and win the game, advancing to and eventually winning the Super Bowl that year.
Kyle was waived by the 49ers in the middle of the 2013 season and Kansas City scooped him up.
Williams didn’t have any stats with Kansas City last year, as he tore his ACL and missed the remainder of the 2013 season. He had 12 receptions for 113 yards with the Niners though.
I liked the initial decision to grab Williams off of waivers last year and it looks even smarter now that the Chiefs don’t have a ton of depth at the wide receiver position. Williams has had a few nice catches during the preseason and I think he’ll be a good pick up for this Chiefs offense.
With Dwayne Bowe out for the first game of the regular season, Junior Hemingway will be pushed into the starting role. Williams is on deck after Hemingway and hopefully will be able to make a few decent grabs in Bowe’s absence.
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