SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco 49ers released wide receiver and return man Kyle Williams on Tuesday after three-plus seasons, while also waiving cornerback Perrish Cox.
Linebacker Nick Moody was activated from the injured reserve/designated for return list Tuesday. The rookie returned to practice Oct. 23 for the first time since Week 1, when he went on injured reserve with the designation to return after breaking his hand. Moody is a sixth-round draft pick who transitioned from playing safety.
"Decisions like these are always difficult, especially at this time of year," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said. "Kyle and Perrish have represented the 49ers organization very well, both on and off the field. We appreciate their dedication and contributions and wish them all the best."
Williams' agent, Wynn Silberman, was told of the move Tuesday by the reigning NFC champions.
"We're looking forward to the opportunity to compete within the league somewhere this year," Silberman said. "We're very appreciative of the San Francisco 49ers organization for the opportunity to contribute."