The Kansas City Chiefs continue to look for some potential help at running back in free agency with the announced visit of Damien Williams.
The Kansas City Chiefs are clearly looking for some additional outside help at running back given some of their most recent free agent visits. A few days ago, former Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls was in K.C. and on Monday it will be Miami Dolphins halfback Damien Williams.
Williams is reportedly on a quick tour of Midwestern visits as he considers the Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.
Williams, who will be 26-years-old when the season begins, spent the last four years working his way up the depth chart in Miami after joining the team as an undrafted free agent. He’s always played on special teams but got his first four career starts last year in a depleted backfield after the Dolphins traded away Jay Ajayi to the Philadelphia Eagles in a midseason deal.
Williams had a career high 46 carries for 181 yards, good for a 3.9 yards/carry average—another career mark for Williams. He also caught 20 passes for another 155 yards and has shown himself capable of being a well-round back-up who can contribute in the passing game. Here’s a good breakdown of how he’s performed with Miami and what to expect, the summation of which is simply that he can contribute everywhere without being a standout anywhere.
As for what exactly the Chiefs are doing, it’s hard to say. Are there issues with Spencer Ware returning to form after his devastating injury? Is the team dissatisfied with their internal options behind Kareem Ware? Are they shopping Ware or Charcandrick West? The visits say that something is up, but it’s hard to know until further moves are made.