The Kansas City Chiefs, on Wednesday morning, added experience and depth to their wide receiving corps, claiming San Francisco receiver Kyle Williams off waivers, and releasing rookie Chad Hall.
The move will reunite Williams with his former quarterback in San Francisco, Alex Smith. Williams was a sixth-round pick for the 49ers out of Arizona State in the 2010 NFL Draft. He was a productive member of San Francisco, but became known for the wrong reasons after his two key fumbles against New York in the 2011 NFC Championship Game played key roles in the Giants victory.
The 25-year old Williams is the son of long-time Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams. Kyle has 47 career catches for 574 yards and four touchdowns. As a returner for the 49ers this season, he has returned 12 punts for 61 kicks and seven kicks for 134 yards.
The Chiefs released Hall, who was claimed off waviers before the season. He caught just one pass for Kansas City this season, for nine yards. The 9-0 Chiefs will battle 8-1 Denver on Sunday night for the lead in the AFC's Western Division. The game kicks off just before 7:30 Central Time (6:30 in Denver), and will be broadcast nationwide on NBC. Kansas City is the only unbeaten team remaining in the National Football League.