Former Chiefs RB Damien Williams signs with Arizona Cardinals

It's good to see Williams getting a chance to extend his NFL career.
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On Thursday, a familiar face for Chiefs Kingdom finally found a home for the 2023 season—or at least an opportunityt to extend his NFL career—when running back Damien Williams signed a deal with the Arizona Cardinals to join their practice squad.

This chance with the Cardinals is the first known interest in Williams since he was released by the Las Vegas Raiders shortly before the regular season began.

Williams hs never meant nearly as much to other fan bases as he has to those who follow the Kansas CIty Chiefs. Williams put together his finest seasons as a pro while with Andy Reid's offense, especially when the games mattered the most.

The Chiefs first signed Williams on the cheap as a rotational running back in free agency to back up Kareem Hunt. However, Hunt would be released near the end of the season and Williams would take on an increased role, especially in the postseason. During that playoff run, Williams would put up 250 yards from scrimmage and 4 touchdowns in just two games.

The following year, Williams was an even greater part of the overall offense and put together an even more impressive postseason performance in 2019. He would set career highs for carries (111), rushing yards (498), yards from scrimmage (711), and touchdowns (7), but what was truly amazing was that he'd score six more times in just three playoff wins once the regular season was over. He also added 22 first downs in that stretch as well.

For the 2020 season, Williams would opt out due to COVID and he would never return to K.C. after that. He caught on with the Chicago Bears in 2021 and the Atlanta Falcons in 2022 before getting a chance with the Raiders this past summer.

The Cardinals are the sixth NFL franchise to employ Williams, who is now 31 years old.