Chiefs sign edge rusher Tourek Williams

The Chiefs ignored pass-rusher in the draft, but they have just added a body to that position group, who has a path to contribute early.

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(AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

(AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Chiefs sign edge rusher Tourek Williams


  • The Chiefs added to their edge defender group Monday by signing former Charger Tourek Williams.
  • Williams, playing in 142 snaps in 2016, registered just three total pressures and three defensive stops, compiling a 49.8 PFF pass-rushing grade and a 48.6 run-defense grade in the process.
  • Despite his perennial lack of production defensively, Williams has made plays on special teams, which the Chiefs value. He has a combined 15 special-teams tackles (with just three missed) his last two seasons (he missed 2015 with a broken foot).
  • While we thought edge defender was a low-key need for the Chiefs going into the draft process, the position wasn’t addressed, leaving an opening for Williams should he be able to beat out incumbents Frank Zombo (44.3 Overall Grade in 2016) and Dadi Nicolas (70.8) in training camp.2017-05-23_09-16-07

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Eric Eager joined Pro Football Focus in 2015. He is currently working on a number of analytics projects, primarily focused on the NFL.

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