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Chiefs RB Damien Williams opts out of 2020 season

Divisional Round - Houston Texans v Kansas City Chiefs
Posted at 4:01 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 17:01:12-04

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.

“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.