Report: Bears add running back Damien Williams on 1-year deal

Williams has averaged 4.2 yards per carry in his NFL career.

(670 The Score) Running back Damien Williams has agreed to a one-year deal with the Bears, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Wednesday.

Williams, 28, played for the Dolphins from 2014-’17 and was a member of the Chiefs for the past three seasons. He opted out of playing in the 2020 season amid the pandemic. Williams played for Chicago offensive coordinator Bill Lazor in 2014 and 2015 when both were in Miami.

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Williams rushed for 498 yards and five touchdowns while averaging 4.5 yards per carry for the Chiefs in 2019, when he played in 11 games, starting six. He was also a star in helping the Chiefs win the Super Bowl that season, rushing for 104 yards and a score and adding 29 receiving yards and another touchdown in Kansas City’s win against San Francisco. He has averaged 4.2 yards per carry in his career.

Williams is expected to provide depth behind Bears starting running back David Montgomery. The Bears primarily used Cordarrelle Patterson as their backup running back in 2020 after he had spent most of his career as a receiver.