Williams was limited Sunday with a stinger, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports. A stinger is a pinched nerve, and effects can last for as long as a couple days. Williams could return to action in the near future, and his injury isn't expected to linger long term. Look for Stefan Charles to get some extra reps if Williams misses more time.
Williams signed a contract with the Chiefs on Tuesday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports. The Cardinals declined to match the Chiefs' offer on Williams, who was a restricted free agent in Arizona. Last season, he recorded a career-high 20 tackles and forced a fumble in 11 games (one start). Bennie Logan, the Chiefs' starting nose tackle last season, remains a free agent, so there is a strong chance Williams could immediately find himself in a starting role.
Williams had 20 tackles (16 solo), one forced fumble and a half-sack in 11 games with the Cardinals in 2017. Williams held a reserve role in Arizona's defensive line rotation throughout the season and earned one start. The 25-year-old enters 2018 as a restricted free agent for the Cardinals.
Williams (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Williams was held out of practice on Wednesday before logging limited participation on Thursday and Friday. Though he may not be 100 percent, he won't need to see the field often as a depth player along the defensive line.
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