The Kansas City Chiefs’ rushing attack just got a little weaker. Running back Darrel Williams will not play for the rest of the season after being moved to injured reserve with a hamstring injury.
The Chiefs themselves announced the move on their Twitter account on Thursday morning.
We have elevated DB Alex Brown to the 53-man roster from the practice squad.
WR Gehrig Dieter has been signed to the practice squad.
RB Darrel Williams has been placed on injured reserve. pic.twitter.com/sQeybYwtwq
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 5, 2019
The second-year back has rushed 41 times for 141 yards and three touchdowns in 2019. He has also caught 15 of 19 targets for 167 yards and one touchdown. Darrel Williams was the third string back in the Chiefs’ offense. The new third-stringer will be Darwin Thompson, behind LeSean McCoy and Damien Williams.
Their ground game was already hurting this year, rushing for only 94.5 yards per game. That is good for only 24th in the league. With Williams’ production gone, that will likely drop further unless Thompson has a breakout run in the last four games.
Kansas City has maybe their biggest game of the year so far on Sunday, taking on the New England Patriots at 4:25 on December 8.
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