Chiefs release OL Darryl Williams from practice squad

Charles Goldman
·1 min read

The Kansas City Chiefs have released a player who has been on the practice squad for the entire season.

According to the NFL’s official transaction report, the Chiefs have released OL Darryl Williams from their 16-man practice squad. The team has made a number of moves on the practice squad this week, shuffling their roster ahead of their divisional-round playoff game against the Cleveland Browns.

Williams had originally signed on with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi State following the 2020 NFL draft. He didn’t make the 53-man roster out of training camp but was among the players signed to the practice squad initially. He’d spend the entire regular-season on the practice squad. Despite the ability to use a standard elevation on Williams, he was not among the players elevated to the 53-man roster during the course of the season.

The decision to release Williams comes after the team signed DE Austin Edwards to the practice squad. They needed the free spot and this seems to be a numbers game, with two centers on the 53-man roster already and OL’s Bryan Witzmann and Patrick Omameh both also on the practice squad.

Williams appears to be more of a long-term developmental prospect than someone the Chiefs felt confident in calling up this season. Look for him to rejoin the team on a reserve/future contract with the team assuming he clears waivers.

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OddsMoney LinePoint SpreadTotal Points
Buffalo
+125+3O 54.5
Kansas City
-143-3U 54.5