Chiefs cut Fred Williams


After cutting Jimmy Wilson on Tuesday, the Kansas City Chiefs released Fred Williams on Wednesday.

Kansas City is beginning to clear the deck heading into the summer, releasing wide receiver Fred Williams. Williams has been on the practice squad over the past two seasons but has never appeared in a regular-season game. Williams was a human highlight reel in the preseason last year, making plays all over the field. He still could not crack the active roster.

In all honesty, this is a good thing for the Chiefs. Williams is likely a quality guy and we wish him well, but Kansas City needed to improve the level of competition at the wide receiver spot. Most teams carry six receivers, and it seems a sure bet that Jeremy Maclin, Chris Conley, Albert Wilson and Demarcus Robinson make the roster.

After that, we are looking at Rod Streater, Mike Williams, Frankie Hammond Jr. and De’Anthony Thomas. Two of them are going to be cut unless there are injuries to the core four.

It will also be interesting to see if any of the rookies and/or undrafted free agents can separate themselves from the pack this weekend at rookie minicamp and earn themselves a serious look at training camp come August.