Chiefs will feel loss of WR Williams

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With few real options for the Kansas City Chiefs to grow their offense, they were looking forward to taking a look at wide receiver Kyle Williams to see whether his speed could help their passing game.

They won't get the chance now. Williams tore his ACL and has been placed on the injured reserve list, ending his season. The Chiefs re-signed wide receiver Chad Hall, who had been released last week to clear roster room for Williams.

The Chiefs were publicly low-key about acquiring Williams last week, but they were stunned that he passed through waivers and made it to Kansas City at the end of the claims line. Williams wasn't going to be their top receiver but they thought his speed could help a stagnant passing game.

Without Williams, the Chiefs are left with an underachieving group of receivers that includes Dwayne Bowe, Donnie Avery, Dexter McCluster, Junior Hemingway, A.J. Jenkins and Hall.

Avery and Jenkins are also fast. Avery has been able to help the passing game on occasion, but hasn't been a consistent threat. Jenkins has given the Chiefs little since being acquired in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers during the preseason.

Williams finished the 2012 season on injured reserve with the 49ers because of a knee injury.