The Kansas City Chiefs began Wednesday by announcing a couple of roster moves. Most notably, defensive tackle Xavier Williams is going on injured reserve with an ankle injury.
G Ryan Hunter has been waived.
DT Xavier Williams has been placed on injured reserve.
We have signed DT Terrell McClain and G Stefen Wisniewski. pic.twitter.com/FIYmpObs6Q
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) October 9, 2019
Hypothetically, Xavier Williams could be designated as one of Kansas City’s players to return from the IR. But as of right now, the prognosis doesn’t look good for Williams, who is expected to need the remainder of the season for recovery.
This is Williams’ fifth NFL season, second in Kansas City. He was signed by the Arizona Cardinals in May of 2015 as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Iowa University. He’s made eight tackles this season for the Chiefs. His best year as a pro came last season in a Kansas City uniform when the now-27-year-old made 47 stops in 16 regular-season games, also adding a forced fumble and 2.5 sacks.
Elsewhere on the roster, the team released offensive lineman Ryan Hunter, who has seen some game action this season but has mostly appeared on special teams duty.
That left the Chiefs with two open roster spots.
To fill their roster, the team signed defensive tackle Terrell McClain and offensive lineman Stefan Wisniewski.
McClain has previously played in eight seasons with the Panthers, Texans, Patriots, Cowboys, Redskins, and Falcons. His three-season stint in Dallas being the longest tenure of his career. He has 126 career tackles and 7.5 sacks.
Wisniewski is another player who’s been around for a while but just now finding work for the 2019 season. He’s played at least 14 games in every NFL season since being drafted in the second round by the Raiders in 2011. His uncle, Steve, was an eight-time Pro Bowler and two-time first-team All-Pro. The younger Wisniewski most recently played the last three seasons in Philadelphia with the Eagles and was a member of their Super Bowl champion team in January of 2018 to cap off the 2017 season.