Williams (stinger) logged 23 snaps in Friday's preseason game against the Falcons, collecting four tackles (one solo).
Williams appeared in 11 games for the Cardinals last season and is slated for a significant role for the Chiefs in 2018 now that his stinger is out of the way. With a number of guys vying for playing time, Williams could be bound for a starting role along, with Stefan Charles and rookie Derrick Nnadi both candidates to rotate in.
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 also 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 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.
Williams sustained a knee injury against the Buccaneers on Sunday and is questionable to return, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports.
The Cardinals defensive line was already short on depth with backup defensive ends Olsen Pierre (ankle) and Robert Nkemdiche (calf) both inactive Sunday. If Williams is unable to return, nose tackle Rodney Gunter would be the only reserve defensive lineman available for Arizona.
|4||10/1/18||@ DEN||8:15 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ NE||8:20 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|11||11/19/18||@ LAR||8:15 pm|
|Bye: Week 12|
|13||12/2/18||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ SEA||8:20 pm|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||2||7||4.0||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|