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Chiefs release Fred Williams, sign Kenny Cook to practice squad

Wide receiver Kenny Cook is back with the Chiefs, on their practice squad.
Wide receiver Kenny Cook is back with the Chiefs, on their practice squad. deulitt@kcstar.com

The Chiefs released preseason star Fred Williams from the practice squad on Thursday to make room for undrafted free agent wide receiver Kenny Cook.

Williams, 27, caught 15 passes for 167 yards and three touchdowns in the preseason. He was released in favor of the 6-foot-4, 218-pound Cook, who was cut by the Chiefs in August when NFL teams reduced their 90-man offseason roster to 75 players.

Cook spent the last month or so working out at home in Cross Hill, S.C.

“I was mainly just working out, just staying ready,” said Cook, who attended Gardner-Webb. “I wasn’t sure (I’d be back), but my agent told me I had a chance to come back.”

Now, that he’s back, Cook — who played 27 offensive snaps for the Chiefs this preseason and did not catch a pass — is looking forward to having another opportunity to make an impression.

“I was happy, man,” Cook said. “I’m just going to come to work everyday and never take it for granted.”

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