Things are getting very interesting for the Kansas City Chiefs and their wide receiver position battle. Fred Williams continues to impress and make his bid for a roster spot with another strong game on Friday night.
Williams finished Friday's victory over the Titans with five catches for 62 yards and two touchdowns. He only played in 17 snaps so he absolutely made the most of every minute he was on the field.
This brings Williams' preseason total to 13 catches for 159 yards and three touchdowns. Is that enough to make the team?
His main competition appears to be Frankie Hammond. I was giving Hammond the slight nod because he was returning punts with De'Anthony Thomas out and if the battle was close enough then that extra thing for Hammond would make a difference. But Williams is catching everything. He has strong hands, a tendency to flash open for the quarterback and a strong touchdown dance game.
There are others competing for time as well, including rookie Da'Ron Brown. However, since Brown has practice squad eligibility I assume put him there where he will probably be safe. In my mind that leaves Hammond and Williams for the sixth receiver spot after locks (or near locks) Jeremy Maclin, Albert Wilson, De'Anthony Thomas, Jason Avant and Chris Conley.
The Chiefs will cut their roster down to 75 players on September 1. A few days after that on September 5 the Chiefs will cut down to 53 players. Will Williams be one of those 53 players?