KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs have claimed wide receiver Kyle Williams off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers, his agent confirmed via telephone.
“We are very excited about the opportunity,” Williams’ agent, Wynn Silberman, said. “It’s a great fit.”
Williams, who is listed at 5-foot-10, 185 pounds, entered the league in 2010 as San Francisco’s sixth-round pick out of Arizona State.
A versatile player, Williams can also return kickoffs and punts. As a receiver, Williams has 47 catches for 574 yards and four touchdowns in his career.
To make room for Williams, the Chiefs waived wide receiver Chad Hall.
In the meantime, the Chiefs have added two wide receivers in the last 24 hours.
Rookie receiver Rashad Ross was signed to the practice squad Tuesday in addition to Williams being claimed off waivers.
The team appears to be adding depth in light of Dwayne Bowe’s uncertain status.
Police in Riverside, Mo., on Sunday arrested Bowe and charged him speeding and possession of a controlled substance.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that Bowe will start Week 11’s game against the Denver Broncos and the team will let the legal process play out.