KANSAS CITY, Mo – The Chiefs made two transactions on Monday, signing one to the practice squad and releasing a veteran from injured reserve.
The Chiefs announced the signing of defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo, 29, to the practice squad.
The 6-0, 324-pound Fangupo entered the league in 2012 as an undrafted free agent out of Brigham Young with the Houston Texans. He spent time with the Seattle Seahawks (2012) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (2012-13). Fangupo has appeared in six career games.
The Chiefs announced the release of wide receiver Kyle Williams, who was placed on injured reserve Saturday as part of the trimming to get to the 53-man roster.
The Chiefs originally claimed Williams off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers on Nov. 13, 2013. He appeared in one game on special teams before being placed on injured reserve with an ACL tear in his left knee on Nov. 21.
Williams entered the offseason as a free agent before re-signing with the Chiefs on April 21. The fifth-year pro suffered a shoulder injury in the fourth preseason finale.
Meanwhile, the Chiefs made it official by confirming linebacker Jerry Franklin signed a practice squad contract. Franklin’s agent, Rick Smith, first announced the signing via Twitter on Sunday.