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Father of Cardinals' Williams killed in accident

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Arizona Cardinals starting defensive tackle Dan Williams is missing Sunday's game against the host New Orleans Saints after his father was killed in a car accident.

Williams is not with the Cardinals for the game. He was excused from the team after finding out about his father's death.

Team spokesman Mark Dalton said Thomas Williams was on his way to New Orleans from the family's home in Memphis to see his son play. The accident occurred near Jackson, Miss.

The Cardinals did not have details of when the accident happened but did say that Williams found out about it before the team's flight to New Orleans on Saturday.

Williams' mother and sister were injured and hospitalized as a result of the accident, but are expected to recover.

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