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Chiefs Announce Practice Squad Roster Moves

Posted Dec 24, 2013

Moves occur prior to the team's Tuesday afternoon practice

The Kansas City Chiefs officially announced several practice squad moves on Tuesday. The team has signed running back Eric Kettani, wide receiver Jerrell Jackson and linebacker/defensive end Ridge Wilson to the practice squad roster.

The Chiefs released wide receiver Fred Williams, while FB Toben Opurum has been added to the Houston Texans active roster and TE Jake Byrne joined the San Diego Chargers 53-man roster.


ADDED TO CHIEFS PRACTICE SQUAD ROSTER

Jerrell Jackson (6-0, 192) originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Houston Texans on May 14, 2012. He was released by the Texans, before the start of the 2012 season, and then signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars for a brief stint on their practice squad roster. On June 10, 2013, Jackson signed with the Chicago Bears, but was released during training camp.

The Houston, Texas native played collegiately at the University of Missouri, where he caught 113 passes for 1,434 yards (12.7 avg.) and six touchdowns. He prepped at Jefferson Davis High School in Houston, Texas.

Ridge Wilson (6-4, 256) originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Chiefs on May 1, 2013. He was released by the team on Aug. 31. Wilson played in 32 games at West Alabama, recording 78 tackles (35 solo), 3.5 sacks (-17.0 yards), two fumble recoveries, one interception and two passes defensed. The Louisville, Ky., native, prepped at Central High School in Louisville, Ky.

Eric Kettani (6-1, 233) originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the New England Patriots on May 4, 2009. He left the NFL for military service, during training camp in 2009, and returned to the Patriots on July 27, 2011. Kettani was on and off New England’s practice squad roster for the 2011-12 seasons, before joining the Washington Redskins practice squad roster on Sept. 11, 2012. He was released by the Redskins on Aug. 26, 2013. Kettani played collegiately at Navy, recording 2,091 yards on 395 carries (5.3 avg.) with 15 touchdowns. He prepped at Lake Catholic High School in Kirtland, Ohio.

RELEASED FROM CHIEFS PRACTICE SQUAD ROSTER

Fred Williams joined the Chiefs after a two-year stint in arena football with the San Jose Sabercats (2012-13). In the AFL, he totaled 137 receptions for 1,698 yards (12.4 avg.) and 32 touchdowns. He also served as one of the club’s kick returners, adding 63 returns for 1,193 yards and three touchdowns. Williams was a first-team All-America selection at St. Cloud State University. He finished his career with the Huskies as the program’s career-record holder in receptions (264) and receiving yards (3,804). Williams prepped at Milwaukee South Division High School in Milwaukee, Wis.

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