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Sport Chiefs RB Damien Williams opts out of 2020-21 NFL season

03:57  30 july  2020
03:57  30 july  2020 Source:   profootballrumors.com

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Super Bowl LIV hero Damien Williams opts out of 2020 season . Grant Gordon. NFL .com Digital Content Producer. When the Chiefs needed a big gain to ice their victory in Super "He means a lot to our football team as a player and a person, and we're going to miss having him around this season ."

Running back Damien Williams , a key member last season of the offense that led the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl title, has opted out of playing the 2020 season amid the “He means a lot to our football team as a player and a person, and we’re going to miss having him around this season .”

The Chiefs will lose another starter from their Super Bowl champion team to an opt-out decision. Damien Williams informed the team he will not play this season.

a man swinging a baseball bat in front of a crowd: Williams is the second Chief to opt out. © John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Williams is the second Chief to opt out.

This news follows longtime Kansas City guard starter Laurent Duvernay-Tardif‘s decision, which preceded several players’ choices to bypass 2020 amid COVID-19 concerns. Williams became the Chiefs’ starting running back shortly after the team waived Kareem Hunt in 2018. He was again set for a key role this season.

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Latest on RB Damien Williams including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on NFL .com. The Kansas City Chiefs had one of the most explosive offenses in the league last season , but that didn't stop them Gregg Rosenthal presents one thought for all 32 teams coming out of the 2020 NFL Draft.

With NFL training camps opening, players have a difficult decision to make: prepare for the 2020 season or opt out . The NFL Players Association and the league reached an agreement that allows players to sit out the season amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Players who qualify as

Williams, 28, delivered an inconsistent regular season; the Chiefs ranked 23rd in rushing offense. But the former Dolphins backup again produced in the playoffs. Williams scored six playoff touchdowns and had the best non-Patrick Mahomes claim to the Super Bowl LIV MVP award after totaling 133 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns.

Kansas City, however, has some interesting options in its backfield. First-round pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire will now be on track to start this season. The LSU product was one of college football’s premier backs and will join a high-powered Chiefs offense — one now in need of a starting running back. The Chiefs also have young backs Darwin Thompson and Darrel Williams as options beyond Edwards-Helaire.

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Tupou appeared in all 16 of the Bengals’ games last year, including seven starts. This year, the Bengals were counting on him to once again serve as a key rotation piece behind defensive tackles Geno Atkins and D.J. Reader. They’re looking thin without him, especially after releasing Ryan Glasgow earlier this week. Tupou was set to earn $2.133M in 2020. Now, that salary will be pushed into 2021 as his contract tolls. Tupou and Prince are the first Bengals players to opt out of the season. In total, 30-plus players have decided against playing, and many of those players are linemen.

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