Kansas City Chiefs sign Kyle Williams
His agent Wynn Silberman stated that William will go to Kansas City on Wednesday to begin with his team. Over there, he will not be alone. Quarterback Alex Smith had his run with the 49ers as well with Williams and has been a major asset to the Chiefs under the coaching of Andy Reid.
"It's interesting, certainly, with the Bay Area connection there and being reunited with Alex," said his agent.
The unbeaten Chiefs had to make room to sign in Williams and for that they released their wide receiver Chad Hall from their roster.
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said Williams was going to be missed around the team.
"He was a good friend. Sad to see him go," he said.
Williams wasn’t at the Super Bowl with the 49ers owing to a knee injury which later needed surgery for recovery. He was a productive member of the team and earned himself the Ed Block Courage Award.
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said releasing Williams wasn’t as easy as it seemed.
"Kyle Williams, in his case, fought back from injury, rehab and a great testament to him," he said.. "So, it's tough. A really, really hard decision."
Williams was selected in the sixth round of NFL 2010 Draft at No. 206. He came back this season after successfully going through a surgery that repaired his torn ACL he sustained in November 2012. He has 134 yards over seven kickoffs and 61 yards for 12 punt returns. He has no touchdowns and 12 catches for a total of 113 yards.
His torn ACL could not have occurred at a worse time because he was having a good run with the team and his stats were going good too.
The Chiefs have already tried the 49ers once to fill in their wide receiver situation. Hall was signed in from the 49ers and they also had a trade of A.J. Jenkins for Jon Baldwin. Although both were first round picks, none failed to show the talent that should have come with it.