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Chargers promote Tyrell Williams from practice squad to active roster

SAN DIEGO -- With only three healthy receivers available, the San Diego Chargers signed undrafted rookie Tyrell Williams from the practice squad to the active roster, the team announced on Saturday.

At 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds, the Western Oregon product made San Diego’s opening week roster, but was waived in Week 2 and brought back on the practice squad, where he remained until Saturday.

During exhibition play, Williams led the Chargers with 137 receiving yards, including a 63-yard touchdown catch in the final preseason game on the road against the San Francisco 49ers.

"I feel really comfortable in the offense," Williams said this week. "It’s pretty basic once you start getting it, and that comes with the reps and the meetings and stuff. So I feel pretty good with it."

The Chargers now have four receivers available for Sunday’s contest against the Kansas City Chiefs -- Stevie Johnson, Dontrelle Inman, Javontee Herndon and Williams.

San Diego’s top two receivers are not available -- accounting for 37 percent of the team’s receiving yards. Keenan Allen is out for the season with a lacerated kidney, and Malcom Floyd has been ruled out for Sunday with a shoulder issue.

To make room for Williams on the active roster, the Chargers waived recently signed tight end Sean McGrath.