Former 49ers WR Claimed by Chiefs

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Wide receiver and return man Kyle Williams has been claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs, one day after his release from the San Francisco 49ers.

Williams' agent, Wynn Silberman, said Williams would fly to Kansas City later Wednesday to join his new team and be reunited with former San Francisco teammate quarterback Alex Smith.

The Chiefs (9-0) said they released wideout Chad Hall to clear roster room for Williams' arrival. Williams had already changed his Twitter handle to refer to himself as a "KC Chiefs WR" and posted a tweet that read only "Chiefs!"

Williams missed last season's run to the Super Bowl - a 34-31 loss to the Ravens - because of a serious knee injury that required surgery. He remained a key member of the team and was honored with the team's Ed Block Courage Award.


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