Chiefs RB Damien Williams remains out of practice for Kansas City
The issue kept Williams out of his team’s win over the Baltimore Ravens this past Sunday. He did not practice at all last week.
The 2019 campaign has certainly not started in the way that Williams hoped, as he has carried the ball 22 times for just 34 yards and a touchdown in two games, averaging a meager 1.5 yards per carry. He has also caught nine passes for 87 yards.
Williams was expected by many to be the Chiefs’ starting halfback heading into this season, but Kansas City’s last-minute addition of LeSean McCoy changed things, as Williams and McCoy split carries the first two weeks.
However, this past week, with Williams sidelined, Darrel Williams saw the most action in the backfield, carrying the ball nine times for 62 yards. McCoy toted the pigskin eight times for 54 yards and a score.
With rookie Darwin Thompson also getting some burn in Kansas City’s backfield, Damien’s job may be somewhat in danger for the long haul, as the emergence of Darrel has given Andy Reid numerous capable running backs to utilize.
Williams is in his second season with the Chiefs. His role increased late last season after Kansas City cut Kareem Hunt, as he proceeded to rush for 256 yards and four touchdowns in three starts. He then had an impressive postseason, totaling 159 yards and a couple of scores on the ground as well as snaring 10 balls for 91 yards and two scores.
The Chiefs will look to improve to 4-0 when they take on the Detroit Lions on Sunday.