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Chiefs RB Darrel Williams Game-Time Decision, Darwin Thompson Up from Practice Squad



Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams is expected to be a game-time decision to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night, which could leave the Chiefs down their top two running backs for the Wild Card playoff game.

Williams was listed on the Chiefs’ injury report on Friday as questionable with a toe injury that caused him to be limited in practice all week.

Williams played in all 17 games for the Chiefs this season, making seven starts, and was the team’s leading rusher and fifth-leading receiver.

Usual starter Clyde Edwards-Helaire was already ruled out of the game with a shoulder injury suffered against the Steelers in Week 16. He attempted to return to practice this week, but was limited on Wednesday and did not participate Thursday or Friday.

Without Edwards-Helaire and Williams, the Chiefs would be forced to turn to the combination of Derrick Gore and Jerrick McKinnon. Gore had 51 carries for 256 yards this season, while McKinnon rushed 12 times for 62 yards.

The Chiefs also elevated running back Darwin Thompson to the 53-man roster from the practice squad, along with wide receiver Daurice Fountain.

Williams and Edwards-Helaire are the only two Kansas City players with an injury designation for the game.