Former Kansas City Chiefs center Darryl Williams signed with the New England Patriots on June 17, according to Jordan Schultz.
Williams, 25, was not called up in 2020 after three years as a reserve at Mississippi State. The Chiefs signed him in early 2021, relinquished him in August, and then placed him on the practice squad in September, where he remained for the remainder of the 2021 season.
On June 14, Williams was waived by Kansas City so the organization could make way for the veteran running back Jerick McKinnon, whom they re-signed to a one-year contract.
Williams will be competing in the 2022 preseason for a spot on New England’s 53-man roster, or practice team, next September.
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Chiefs re-sign key special teamers when minicamp closes
The Chiefs made a series of roster moves after the final day of mandatory minicamp on June 16. They signed wide receiver Aaron Parker and re-signed defenseman Chris Lammons. They also did without defenseman Luq Barcoo and injured receiver Matthew Sexton, according to the NFL’s personnel release.
The most notable move among the transactions is the return of Lammons. The last we heard from Lammons was when he was charged in February over a battery base where the New Orleans Saints ran back Alvin Kamara during Pro Bowl weekend in Las Vegas.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Feb. 17, Lammons presented himself to the Clark County Detention Center for a “pass through” booking.
Court documents obtained by LVJR showed Lammons was charged with “a felony count of assault resulting in substantial bodily harm and a misdemeanor count of conspiracy to commit a battery”. Lammons was originally scheduled to appear in court along with Kamara and the other two defendants, Darrin Young and Percy Harris, on March 16, but the court date has been postponed twice and is now scheduled for August 1, according to The Associated Press.
Lammons is now in his third season with the Chiefs, having entered the league without a draft in 2019 and playing one season with the Miami Dolphins. During his time in the NFL, Lammons was a core special teamer and earned over 75% of his snaps on the field in special teams, according to the Pro Football Reference.
Parker brings a strong resume to Kansas City
After trying out for the Chiefs alongside Missouri wide receiver Damon Hazelton, Parker is the one who earned a roster spot in Kansas City this summer.
Parker played college ball in Rhode Island and had a successful career while with FCS. In 44 career games, he recorded 216 catches for 3,450 yards and 30 touchdowns, according to ESPN. During his senior season, which occurred in the fall of 2019, he was named a second-team Associated Press FCS All-American.
Parker entered the NFL without a draft and played for the Dallas Cowboys in the summer of 2021. He was lifted during roster cuts ahead of the regular season and was added to the Carolina Panthers practice team on September 2, according to Pro Football Reference. Parker remained with the Panthers until May 12 when he was fired by the organization.