KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As the Kansas City Chiefs continue to return to training camp, another player announced Wednesday he would not be joining the team.
Running back Damien Williams, who contributed two touchdowns in the team’s Super Bowl LIV win over the San Francisco 49ers, has told the club he is opting out of the 2020 season.
In a tweet, the team posted a statement from General Manager Brett Beach, confirming the news.
Statement from GM Brett Veach— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) July 29, 2020
“Damien Williams informed the club of his decision to opt out of the 2020 season." pic.twitter.com/dEQ2sUs9u2
“As an organization, we certainly understand and respect Damien’s choice, knowing it was made in the best interest of his family,” Veach said in the statement. “He means a lot to our football team as a player and as a person, and we’re going to miss having him around this season.”
Williams is the second Chiefs offensive player in the last several days to opt out of the 2020 season.
Last week, offensive lineman Lauren Duvernay-Tardif said he would opt-out of the season to concentrate on his responsibilities as a medical doctor.