Arizona Cardinals sign Darrel Williams, ex-Kansas City Chiefs RB, to a one-year contract

The Arizona Cardinals Running back signed Darrel Williams Tuesday was their one-year contract, which gives them the opportunity to replace a veteran. Chase Edmonds To pair with James Conner Their backfield for the 2022 seasons.

Williams' financial terms were not disclosed.

Both Conner, Edmonds, and Conner were free unrestricted agents this offseason. Conner signed a three-year contract worth $21 million with the Cardinals, while Edmonds left Arizona for a $12.1 million two-year deal. Miami Dolphins.

The Cardinals have a depth chart at running back that also includes Keaontay IngramHe was selected in the sixth round by the 2022 draft. Eno Benjamin.

Williams was the top rusher in the Kansas City Chiefs In 2021, you will be competing for carries Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Derrick Gore And Jerick McKinnon. He ended the regular season with 558 yards, six touchdowns, but a foot injury prevented him playing in the playoffs.

The strong back showed his versatility as he caught 47 passes for 452 yards, tied for fifth place among NFL running backs, and scored two touchdowns.

Williams, 27 years old, joined the Chiefs as an Undrafted Free Agent in 2018. After playing sparingly in his rookie year, Williams started to emerge in 2019. He had 308 yards of scrimmage in 2018, and then in 2020 when he led them in the postseason with 135 yards rushing and a touchdown.

The Cardinals released running back Jaylen Samuels Williams was included in the roster on Tuesday.

This report was contributed by ESPN's Adam Teicher.

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