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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs released veteran linebacker Demorrio Williams on Tuesday, saving the franchise about 2 million in salary cap space before the start of free agency.
The 31-year-old Williams joined the Chiefs in 2008 after four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, and eventually became the starter ahead of Derrick Johnson. But he's been used primarily on special teams the past few seasons as Johnson emerged as a Pro Bowl middle linebacker.
Williams has started 65 of 124 career games, including 22 starts over the past four years in Kansas City. He made 237 tackles (155) solo with the Chiefs.
Playing time would have been tight for Williams next season.
Johnson is signed through 2015, and is coming off the best year of his career, setting a franchise record with 179 tackles. He also had two interceptions and two sacks.
Jovan Belcher, a restricted free agent, is coming off a breakout season in which he finished second on the team in tackles. Kansas City also has signed Brandon Siler, who missed all of last season after tearing his Achilles in training camp, to a one-year extension.
Kansas City has more pressing needs in the April draft, particularly the offensive and defensive lines. But the Chiefs may also target a linebacker in the later rounds who can supply the same kind of depth and special teams ability as Williams at a fraction of the cost.
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The Kansas City Chiefs have released eight-year veteran linebacker Demorrio Williams, who had become a backup in recent seasons.
The team announced the move Tuesday, one week before free agency begins.
Williams joined the Chiefs in 2008 and had 22 starts in four seasons. He spent the previous four years with the Atlanta Falcons.
By cutting the 31-year-old Williams, the Chiefs...
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The Chiefs have made Dwayne Bowe their franchise player, keeping the impact wide receiver off the free-agent market this offseason.
Kansas City made the move less than an hour before Monday's deadline, even though it had long been expected. Bowe is guaranteed a salary of about $9.5 million next season, though the Chiefs have indicated they would like to sign him to a long-term...
According to Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com, the Kansas City Chiefs have released linebacker Demorrio Williams and will save about $1.7 million in cap space for the 2012 season.
The 31 year-old Williams only had 18 tackles in 2011 as a back up and was clearly not worth keeping.
The Kansas City Chiefs placed the franchise tag on star receiver Dwayne Bowe on Monday. Within minutes of the NFL’s 4:00 p.m. deadline, the team announced its anticipated move, keeping Bowe from hitting the open market.
“Today was the league’s deadline to designate a franchise player and we felt it was in the best interest of the Kansas City Chiefs to place the tag on Dwayne...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Chiefs have made Dwayne Bowe their franchise player, keeping the impact wide receiver off the free-agent market this offseason.
Kansas City made the move less than an hour before Monday's deadline, even though it had long been expected. Bowe is guaranteed a salary of about 9.5 million next season, though the Chiefs have indicated they would like...
Like a handful of his fellow receivers around the league, Dwayne Bowe has become his team’s franchise player.
Per the Kansas City Star, Bowe received the franchise tag from the Chiefs on Monday, just minutes before the 4 p.m. deadline.
This move was widely anticipated with Bowe and the Chiefs unable to come to terms on a long-term deal, a recurring theme for many other NFL wideouts...
The Kansas City Chiefs placed their franchise tag on wide receiver Dwayne Bowe shortly before Monday's deadline.
The move guarantees that Bowe will earn roughly $9.5 million next season.
Bowe finished with 81 catches for 1,159 yards and five touchdowns last season.
Bowe has spent all five of his NFL seasons with the Chiefs since being the No. 23 pick in the 2007 draft. He...
According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, the Kansas City Chiefs have placed the franchise tag on wide receiver Dwayne Bowe.
Bowe is clearly the Chiefs best receiver and it was vital for them to make sure they keep him around. Now the goal will be to get him locked up with a long-term contract.
On Wednesday, the Kansas City Chiefs cut linebacker Demorrio Williams.
KANSAS CITY, March 5–Talk about making a move at the LAST minute. Just when you thought all of the franchise tags had been handed out, the Chiefs show up the party with a name of their own. Please click the link below to read the rest of the story and watch video of Bowe's road to glory.
The San Diego Chargers have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with linebacker Demorrio Williams, who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this week.
The 31-year-old Williams played in 12 games last season for Kansas City as a reserve linebacker and on special teams. He is expected to give the Chargers some depth at inside linebacker behind returning starters Takeo Spikes...