Chiefs Sign Brett Williams, Release Lew Bush

Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Thursday that the Chiefs have agreed to terms of a three-year deal with fourth-round draft choice (113th overall) T Brett Williams. To make room for Williams, the Chiefs released fullback Lew Bush.

Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Thursday that the Chiefs have agreed to terms of a three-year deal with fourth-round draft choice (113th overall) T Brett Williams. The Chiefs have now agreed to terms with six of their eight 2003 draft choices. As per Chiefs policy, no further terms of the agreement were disclosed.

Williams (6-5, 321) joins Kansas City after completing a successful collegiate career at Florida State University where he saw action in 40 games (35 starts) at tackle for the Seminoles. Williams started all 14 games at left tackle in 2002, earning first-team All-America honors from The NFL Draft Report, The Sporting News and the American Football Coaches Association. He also earned first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors. Williams earned second-team All-ACC honors his first two years at Florida State.

A native of Kissimmiee, Florida, Williams was named a first-team All-USA selection by USA Today in addition to earning Parade All-America honors.

To make room on the roster for Williams, the Chiefs terminated the contract of vested veteran LB Lew Bush.

Bush (6-2, 250) joined Kansas City as a free agent in 2000 after spending seven seasons with San Diego. He saw action in 37 games (24 starts) for the Chiefs; producing 103 tackles (71 solo), 10 QB pressures, four passes defensed, one interception (33 yards), a sack (-6.0 yards), a forced fumble and 10 special teams tackles.

Originally a fourth-round draft choice (99th overall) of San Diego in '93, Bush has seen duty in 141 games career regular season games (92 starts), tallying 345 tackles (271 solo), 4.0 sacks (-21.0 yards), two INTs for 33 yards, 13 passes defensed, five forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, 10 QB pressures and 44 special teams stops. Bush appeared in four playoff games (one start) with the Chargers, including Super Bowl XXIX.


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