Dec/10/12 08:47 AM
The Kansas City Chiefs signed linebacker Leon Williams to the team on Thursday after placing defensive end Allen Bailey on the injured reserve. The Chiefs originally signed Williams in the preseason, but the linebacker did not make the final roster cut.
Williams talked to the media on Thursday about his return to Kansas City. A reporter asked Williams how he had been spending his time since being cut, and Williams responded:
I've been home. I've been in New York, staying in shape, talking to teams, staying in touch with my agent - telling me to stay in shape and everything."
The Chiefs current situation is not a normal situation for any football team, and Williams is now a part of it. The linebacker discussed what it was like observing the situation as an outsider:
"It was hard watching. I kept up with everything and I know these guys out here work very hard to compete. And it's a hard league to compete in, but you go in every day and you give your best."
The media also asked Williams about his relationship with Jovan Belcher. Even though Williams only made a brief stop in Kansas City, he remembered Belcher:
"Oh yeah, I knew Jovan. He's a New York guy too. Me and him clicked really fast when I came here."
Williams has been in the NFL since 2006, and played under Romeo Crennel in Cleveland.
Dec/07/12 09:12 AM
The Kansas City Chiefs defensive line lost another young body this season with the news that Allen Bailey was being placed on Injured Reserve in Week 14. This means that the former third round choice will be out for the rest of the 2012 season. In his place, the team has signed linebacker Leon Williams to the team.
As for Williams, he is a familiar face for Romeo Crennel given his time with the Cleveland Browns from 2006-08. The 6'3 linebacker also spent the 2010 season with the Dallas Cowboys. If he sounds familiar, it's because he spent training camp with the Chiefs this summer before being cut.
Sep/03/12 10:09 PM
proCane LB Leon Williams was cut by the Chiefs on Friday. Williams was entering his 7th NFL season after being drafted in 4th round by the Cleveland Browns in 2006.
May/17/12 08:58 AM
The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that the club has signed two draft picks and four free agents including proCane linebacker Leon Williams.
LB Leon Williams (6-3, 248) joins Kansas City after stops with the Cleveland Browns (2006-08) and Dallas Cowboys (2010). He has played in 57 NFL games (12 starts) with 154 tackles (113 solo), 5.0 sacks (-24.0 yards), one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and six passes defensed. In 2007, he posted career-highs by playing in all 16 games (nine starts) with 80 tackles (58 solo), 4.0 sacks (-20.0 yards) and three passes defensed. He was a fourth-round selection (110th overall) of Cleveland in the 2006 NFL Draft when Crennel was the head coach. Williams played in 47 games at the University of Miami (Fla.), where he recorded 131 tackles (78 solo), 2.5 sacks (-27.0 yards), one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and three passes defensed. He was a Dick Butkus Award finalist in 2004.
May/12/12 02:00 AM
Eight draft picks, 15 college free agents, five first-year veterans and 10 tryout players make up the 38-man roster for this weekend’s Chiefs Rookie Minicamp.
Practices begin Friday at the team’s training facility and run through Sunday afternoon. Helmets will be worn and the offense will line up against the defense, but no contact is permitted.
Minicamp is not open to the public, but media will be allowed to cover practice sessions on Friday and Sunday. Rookies may stay in Kansas City and join veterans in the offseason workout program beginning on Monday as long as their college semester has concluded.
Veteran free agent LB Leon Williams, a former fourth-round pick of the Browns when Romeo Crennel was serving as Cleveland’s head coach, was also invited to camp on a tryout basis. Williams has seen action in 57 games (12 starts), recording 154 career tackles and 5.0 career sacks.
Williams was out of football last season, but played in 11 games with the Cowboys in 2010.
Rookie minicamp also permits first-year veterans with no pension credits (less than three games on the 53-man roster or injured reserve in a single season) to participate.