Williams rushed only once for no gain and played just seven offensive snaps in Week 1 against the Chargers. Williams is slated to be the No. 3 back for the Chiefs this season, but it appears that won't result in much playing time behind both Kareem Hunt and Spencer Ware. Williams has proven to be a capable replacement should either of the two backs suffer an injury.
Williams has earned a spot on the Chiefs' 53-man roster, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports. Williams has made it over the likes of Charcandrick West and Kerwynn Williams to serve as the third option out of the backfield behind Kareem Hunt and Spencer Ware and as a special teams contributor. He hasn't been particularly effective as a runner when called upon, but he did average a career-best 3.9 yards per carry on 46 totes with the Dolphins last season.
Williams (shoulder) didn't play in Friday's preseason game against the Falcons. Williams suited up for the contest but didn't play. With Spencer Ware (knee) and Charcandrick West (concussion) also held out, Williams probably didn't lose any ground in the competition for backup work.
Williams (shoulder) is dressed for Friday's preseason game against the Falcons, Nate Taylor of The Athletic Kansas City reports. Williams is among a large group of running backs vying for limited spots behind Kareem Hunt and Spencer Ware, but his experience may give him a leg up on the competition. His return to action Friday also provides him with an opportunity to show the coaching staff he's worthy of a spot.
Williams injured a different joint in the same shoulder that required offseason surgery, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports. Restricted to individual drills during the offseason program, Williams received full clearance at the start of training camp and got off to a nice start in the preseason with five carries for 20 yards and two catches for 14 yards Thursday against the Texans. He was the second running back to get snaps -- behind only Kareem Hunt -- but it's worth noting that Spencer Ware (knee) didn't play. While he seems to be on track for a spot on the 53-man roster, Williams could see his fortunes change if he continues to miss time. Charcandrick West, Darrel Williams and Kerwynn Williams (head) are also battling for depth jobs.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|6||10/15||@New England Patriots||21||18.00|
|11||11/20||@Los Angeles Rams||11||14.33|
|15||12/14||Los Angeles Chargers||25||20.33|
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|3 Year Avg||32||118||1||21||182||2||45|