KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs tendered defensive lineman Nick Williams as an exclusive rights free agent, a source informed ChiefsDigest.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Chiefs have not announced the transaction.
The 6-4, 309-pound Williams appeared in 14 games the past season, totaling nine tackles (five solo) on 182 defensive snaps.
He originally joined the Chiefs on Nov. 24, 2014 after being signed to the active 53-man roster from the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad. Williams appeared in two games for the Chiefs that season.
The 26-year-old Williams, a native of Birmingham, Ala., entered the league in 2013 out of Samford as a seventh-round pick with Pittsburgh, but spent the year on injured reserve with a knee injury.
The Chiefs earlier on Friday tendered defensive lineman David King as an exclusive rights free agent, which is a player with two or less accrued seasons in the league.
Running back Charcandrick West and safety Daniel Sorensen are the team’s remaining exclusive rights free agents.