KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has placed defensive lineman Allen Bailey on injured reserve and signed linebacker Leon Williams to the team’s 53-man roster.
Bailey (6-3, 288) has played in 26 games (one start) in two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. He has recorded 12 tackles (eight solo), 1.0 sack, six pressures, two fumble recoveries and two passes defensed. Bailey originally entered the NFL as the second of two Chiefs third-round picks (86th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft. The Sapelo Island, Ga., native played in 50 games with 27 starts for Miami (Fla.). He prepped at McIntosh County Academy in Darien, Ga.
LB Leon Williams (6-3, 248) joins Kansas City after stops with the Cleveland Browns (2006-08) and Dallas Cowboys (2010). He spent training camp with the Chiefs in 2012 before being released on Aug. 31. He has played in 57 NFL games (12 starts) with 154 tackles (113 solo), 5.0 sacks (-24.0 yards), one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and six passes defensed. He was a fourth-round selection (110th overall) of Cleveland in the 2006 NFL Draft when Crennel was the head coach. Williams played in 47 games at the University of Miami (Fla.). A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Williams was the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of New York at Canarsie High School.