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Chiefs’ Kyle Williams tears ACL; Chad Hall re-signed

Updated: 2013-11-22T23:54:35Z

By TEREZ A. PAYLOR

The Kansas City Star

Less than one week after he was cut to make room for Kyle Williams, receiver Chad Hall is a Chief again — and at Williams’ expense.

The Chiefs placed Williams on injured reserve Friday after he injured his knee in practice Thursday. Williams posted on Twitter that he tore his anterior cruciate ligament, the same injury that ended his 2012 season.

Reid said Williams tweaked the knee in practice Thursday, but didn’t miss a play. He had it checked out later and the team discovered he’d partially torn his ACL.

“The same ACL that he has worked his tail off to get back (from),” Reid said. “He is going to have to have that fixed.”

The Chiefs claimed Williams off waivers from San Francisco on Nov. 13, and he played four snaps on special teams in the Chiefs’ 27-17 loss to Denver on Sunday. Offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said Thursday that there was a good chance Williams would play a few snaps on offense in this Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers.

“I know he is a good kid and has been a good player in this league with San Francisco,” Reid said. “These things happen, that’s part of (the game). It’s a doggone shame for the kid.”

Hall had spent the better part of two months in Kansas City before he was cut last week. He caught one pass for six yards and was targeted nine times while earning his playing time in the slot

Hall, who returned home to Norcross, Ga., after he was cut, said general manager John Dorsey called him Thursday night to tell him they’d like to bring him back, which was just fine with Hall.

“There’s nowhere else I’d rather be,” Hall said. “I love this place.”

To reach Terez A. Paylor, call 816-234-4489 or send email to tpaylor@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/TerezPaylor.

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