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Chiefs release Mike Williams, Stevie Brown

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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mike Williams makes a catch in front of defenders during NFL football practice on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo. (Jessica A. Stewart/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP)


A pair of veterans hoping to revive their careers in Kansas City got word from the Chiefs that it isn’t going to happen.

The Chiefs announced Wednesday night that they have released wide receiver Mike Williams and safety Stevie Brown.

Williams last played a regular season game in 2014 when he had eight catches for 142 yards and a touchdown for the Bills. That was a second straight down year for Williams, who had caught at least 63 passes in each of his first three seasons with the Buccaneers. Williams caught two passes for 27 yards in the preseason.

Brown also made his last regular season appearance in 2014, when he played in all 16 games for the Giants. Brown wasn’t as effective as he’d been while intercepting eight passes for the Giants in 2012, which likely had something to do with the torn ACL that kept him out for all of the 2013 season and he failed to stick with either the Giants or the Texans last year.