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Will the Chiefs keep this breakout preseason receiver?
Kansas City Chiefs

Will the Chiefs keep this breakout preseason receiver?

Published Aug. 18, 2015 12:09 p.m. ET

Fred Williams broke out against the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday night.

And once the young wide receiver found the end zone, he broke into one great touchdown dance.

Whether Williams keeps dancing for the Chiefs remains to be seen. The St. Cloud State product was a revelation, ending his night with six catches, 82 yards, and one much-needed touchdown.

After all, that score broke Kansas City's ignominious wide receiver streak. It was just preseason, but Williams' drought-breaking catch meant something.


Ask Andy Reid about Williams and you'll get a glowing review.

“Well, Freddie is an energy giver — you’ve been around him, you know the energy he brings to the locker room and when he’s playing,” the Chiefs head coach told the Kansas City Star. “He’s better than he was, but the more he plays in this offense, the better he gets.”

It might not matter. Reid's roster will likely feature only five wideouts -- and most of them are already accounted for. 

Jeremy Maclin, Albert Wilson, Chris Conley, and De'Anthony Thomas are considered Chiefs locks come cut-downs. Jason Avant could be edged out, but he's a veteran presence with Reid ties.

Williams could be the odd man out against players like Frankie Hammond Jr. He doesn't seem to mind the challenge.

“I know they won’t say much until the decision comes,” Williams told ChiefsDigest.com. “My job is to make that decision a hard one for them."

(h/t Kansas City Star & Chiefs Digest)


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