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Chiefs claim receiver Kyle Williams off waivers

11/13/2013 4:20 PM

11/14/2013 12:37 AM

The Chiefs changed wide receivers Wednesday, claiming San Francisco 49ers receiver Kyle Williams off waivers and releasing Chad Hall.

Wynn Silberman, the agent for Williams, says his client is excited to be reunited with Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. The two spent the previous three years as teammates in San Francisco.

“It’s a great opportunity to come in there and contribute to a team with a quarterback he has a really good rapport with,” Silberman said.

The 25-year-old Williams, who is listed at 5 feet 10 and 186 pounds, has caught 12 passes for 113 yards on 27 targets this season. He also has returned 12 punts for 61 yards and seven kicks for 134 yards, though he recently lost his return duties and is known for losing two key fumbles late in the NFC Championship Game after the 2011 season, and the 49ers lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants.

“He’s excited to see how the coaching staff uses his skill-set,” said Silberman, who added Williams’ contract, which the Chiefs now absorb, runs out after this season.

Williams, a sixth-round pick out of Arizona State in 2010, is the son of longtime Chicago White Sox baseball executive Kenny Williams. For his career, Kyle Williams has caught 47 passes for 574 yards and four touchdowns.

Hall, who was claimed off waivers before the season, caught one pass for 9 yards on six targets this season.


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