Chiefs tweak practice squad

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs on Tuesday announced numerous transactions.

Signed to the practice squad are fullback Eric Kettani, wide receiver Jerrell Jackson and linebacker/defensive end Ridge Wilson.

The team released wide receiver Fred Williams, who signed with the team in Week 16.

Kettani entered the league in as an undrafted free agent in 2009 with the New England Patriots out of the United States Naval Academy. He had a two-year service commitment before joining the Patriots in 2011 and previously spent time with the Washington Redskins, who released him on Aug. 26, 2013.

Jackson entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2012 with the Houston Texans out of Missouri. He previously spent time with the Chicago Bears, who released him during the 2013 training camp.

Wilson, who signed with the Chiefs in May 2013 as an undrafted free agent out of West Alabama, spent time with the Chiefs during training camp before being released on Aug. 31.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs lost two players from the practice squad.

The Houston Texans signed fullback Toben Opurum to the active roster, while the San Diego Chargers signed tight end Jake Byrne to its active roster.

Opurum, a local product from the University of Kansas, originally signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.

The Chiefs signed Byrne to the practice squad in Week 16 before losing him to the Chargers.

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