Williams didn't get his hands on the ball during Sunday's game versus the Buccaneers.
After playing 20 snaps last week versus the Raiders, Williams took the field for just eight offensive reps Sunday. That left minimal time for him to make an impression on the scorebook and he was ultimately unable to do so. It's unlikely his role will expand a ton barring both Clyde-Edwards Helaire and Le'Veon Bell missing time.
Williams hauled in all three of his targets for 22 yards Sunday versus the Raiders.
Williams actually worked his way into an even timeshare of 20 snaps with Le'Veon Bell in the backup role Sunday, surpassing his snap count in any of the last three weeks. Bell still out-touched him eight to three, but the fact that Williams is remaining involved in a significant way is at least encouraging. Unless Bell or Clyde Edwards-Helaire misses time, it's unlikely Williams will see his role expand much beyond its current state.
Williams (illness) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Williams was able to practice fully Friday and shed his injury label as a result. He'll be out there Sunday as the third-string option behind Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Le'Veon Bell.
Williams (illness) was spotted at Friday's practice, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
It's unclear whether Williams was practicing at full speed, but his return to practice signals that he isn't dealing with COVID-19. His final status for Sunday's game versus the Raiders will be revealed on Friday's official injury report.
Williams (illness) didn't practice Thursday.
The same goes for Clyde Edwards-Helaire, which resulted in Le'Veon Bell and Darwin Thompson being the only Kansas City running backs to practice Thursday. Added updates regarding the Week 11 status of the duo that missed practice due to illness should arrive no later than Friday.
Williams hauled in his only target in Sunday's game versus Carolina.
Despite seeing the field for double-digit snaps (18) for the first time since Week 6, Williams was unable to piece together much of a noteworthy stat line. That's not too surprising given that most of his work comes on passing downs and the Chiefs have a number of star targets in that department who will get looked to first. It's certainly a positive sign but Williams still remains third on the running back depth chart behind Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Le'Veon Bell for consistent running back reps.
Williams rushed three times for 19 yards and reeled in his only target Sunday versus the Jets.
Williams saw a slight bump in his workload Sunday after playing just one offensive snap last week. However, that action primarily came on the final drive with the game a blowout, so it may not be worth reading into too much. Both Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Le'Veon Bell remain ahead of him in the pecking order for reps out of the backfield, which leaves just spare snaps for Williams.
Williams logged just one offensive snap in Sunday's win versus the Broncos.
Williams had been playing a supplementary role to Clyde Edwards-Helaire out of the backfield but that will change moving forward following the addition of Le'Veon Bell. Williams' one snap should become near commonplace for him as long as both backs ahead of him on the depth chart remain healthy, and even the newly elevated DeAndre Washington could challenge for some snaps.
Williams rushed six times for 26 yards and a touchdown and reeled in his lone target for another 15 yards Monday versus the Bills.
The Chiefs opened the floodgate in the ground game Monday night, with each of the team's top three backs averaging at least 4.3 yards per carry and top back Clyde Edwards-Helaire notching 6.2. Despite the effort, Williams will likely see his role diminish moving forward following the team's signing of Le'Veon Bell last week. Bell will be eligible to take the field this Sunday and should do so in some situations. Given that he's still new to the offense, Williams may still take the field on occasion this week but will likely see minimal action in the future.
Williams rushed once for four yards and hauled in just one of his season-high five targets for 15 receiving yards Sunday versus the Raiders.
It appears Williams has earned himself a role in pass-only situations despite rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire's efficiency as a pass catcher. Williams logged a season-high 29 offensive snaps in Sunday's contest, though he wound up with little to show for it. He remains well behind Edwards-Helaire in the pecking order in normal circumstances, but it appears he could be bound for a larger workload in the rare occasions when the Chiefs are trailing and in pass-only situations.
Williams ran once for two yards and failed to reel in his lone target in Monday's contest versus the Patriots.
Williams logged 15 offensive snaps on the night (27 percent offensive snap share) behind Clyde Edwards-Helaire but saw one total touch on the night. He's still set for a distant second fiddle role behind his rookie counterpart and is unlikely to see much of an increase beyond Monday's snap count as long as Edwards-Helaire is available.
Williams rushed twice for six yards and hauled in both of his targets for one yard Monday against the Ravens.
Williams resumed his backup duties behind rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire this week after departing early the game prior due to an ankle issue. As long as he's healthy, Williams should see a small amount of playing time each week. He is also the clear favorite to take on the lead job should Edwards-Helaire miss any time.
Williams (ankle) practiced fully Friday.
Williams injured his ankle this past Sunday against the Chargers, capping him at one carry and 10 offensive snaps. The development allowed Darwin Thompson to get involved in the Chiefs offense en route to four rushes for 21 yards on 15 plays on offense. With an uncapped session under his belt, Williams is set to reprise his role as the primary backup to Clyde Edwards-Helaire, but Thompson's performance may allow for a more even split of backfield reps that don't go to the rookie.
Williams (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
With the Chiefs playing in Baltimore on Monday this week, Williams had the benefit of an extra day off before Kansas City held its first practice following Sunday's overtime win against the Chargers. The added rest apparently wasn't enough for Williams to completely shake the injury he sustained Week 2, but the fact that he was on the field in any fashion Thursday is an encouraging sign. Assuming he's cleared to play against the Ravens, Williams should serve as the top understudy to starting running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
Williams injured his ankle during Sunday's road game versus the Chargers.
Prior to his departure, Williams' sole touch was a 12-yard rush as Clyde Edwards-Helaire continued to serve as the most utilized running back for the Chiefs. As long as Williams is sidelined, Darwin Thompson will take on any of the team's RB reps not given to Edwards-Helaire.
Williams logged seven carries for 23 yards and hauled in two passes for seven yards on two targets in the opener versus the Texans on Thursday.
While Williams was a clear No. 2 behind Clyde Edwards-Helaire, no other running back even aw the field in the opener. This likely points to Williams taking over the lead role should Edwards-Helaire miss time, but he may not see enough action on a weekly basis to justify usage under normal circumstances.
Williams is emerging as the primary backup to Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Early reports out of Chiefs training camp suggested DeAndre Washington might handle the role, but it's apparently been Williams subbing in for more work with the first-team offense. In addition to the benefit of experience in Andy Reid's offense, Williams reportedly has been the best blocker in practice, and he also has a history of handling some work in short-yardage situations and on passing downs. Of course, a role as the No. 2 back doesn't necessarily mean Williams would take on large workloads in the event of an Edwards-Helaire injury, as the Chiefs might instead opt for a committee.
Williams appears to be competing with Darwin Thompson in training camp for a secondary role in the Kansas City backfield, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
After Damien Williams opted out of the 2020 season, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and DeAndre Washington are the favorites to handle most of the backfield snaps early in the year. However, Darrel Williams holds the advantage of experience in Andy Reid's offense, with his usage last season hinting at a level of trust to handle passing downs. It's possible there's a Week 1 role available for him, especially if the two newcomers are slow to acclimate during training camp.
Williams enters camp with Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Damien Williams, Darwin Thompson, DeAndre Washington and Elijah McGuire all challenging for 53-man roster spots at running back, Matt McMullen of the Chiefs' official site reports.
With Edward-Helaire and Damien Williams locked in and Darwin Thompson likely safe (he's in the second year of his rookie deal), a fourth (and likely final) running back spot may come down to Darrel Williams versus Washington and McGuire. Darrel Williams may have a slight advantage given his tenure and familiarity with the playbook, but the other two have more significant contributions under their belts over the last few seasons. This competition will likely sort itself out in training camp.
Williams (hamstring) carried 41 times for 141 yards (3.4 YPC) and caught 15 of 19 targets for 167 yards across 12 games before the Chiefs placed him on injured reserve in December.
Prior to being shut down with the hamstring issue, Williams had shown improvement in his second professional season, taking on a greater role on passing downs while also seeing action on special teams. Williams should be fully recovered from the hamstring issue by the time training camp arrives, putting him on track to enter the final season of his rookie deal in optimal health. He'll likely return to a similar depth role in the backfield in 2020, as both Damien Williams and Darwin Thompson remain under contract.
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