With each preseason game, the primary goal for the K.C. Chiefs is to make it through healthy, but unfortunately the team has lost running back Darrel Williams to the sidelines with the team’s training staff to see if he’s got a potential concussion.
Williams was being checked out with no details, as of press time, in the second quarter in the team’s second preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium.
Williams is a key performer for the Chiefs out of the backfield as a tandem for lead back Clyde Edwards-Helaire. The team has him listed as the No. 2 running back on the depth chart with CEH in front of him and Jerick McKinnon behind him with others like Derrick Gore, Elijah McGuire, and Darwin Thompson also competing for a spot on the active roster. (It should be noted that McGuire is currently on injured reserve.)
The Chiefs are checking out Darrel Williams for a concussion.
The Chiefs first signed Williams to a rookie free agent deal back in 2018 after he went unselected in the NFL Draft as a prospect out of LSU. Williams then made his way onto the active roster with an impressive preseason and went on to climb the depth chart himself in each of the last three season. This year, the Chiefs brought back Williams as a restricted free agent after depending on him in the postseason when Edwards-Helaire was injured—a surprise to the fan base considering the team also had Le’Veon Bell in house.
Williams has 93 carries for 353 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns in his three-year stint with the Chiefs.