The Falcons built a deep running back room this offseason, even if it didn’t initially appear so. The team re-signed Cordarrelle Patterson and drafted Tyler Allgeier, who would join free agent acquisitions Caleb Huntley and Damien Williams. It was assumed Allgeier would be the future at the position while Williams and Patterson split carries in the mean time.
The plan went awry after Williams suffered a rib injury in the season opener against the Saints. Thankfully, the Falcons have had outstanding production from Huntley and Allgeier, who have experienced an expanded role as the season has progressed. Patterson even missed significant time, spending a month on the injured reserve.
It is unfortunate for Damien Williams, though. The former Chiefs and Bears running back is healthy and looking for a new home after the Falcons released him on Monday.
Falcons have released veteran RB Damien Williams, per source. Williams is said to be “100% healthy and well rested.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 12, 2022
He only touched the ball twice on the season and totaled two yards. His time in Atlanta was brief, but there’s no telling the kind of impact he had on a very young running back room as a veteran. We wish him the best of luck in finding his next landing spot; hopefully, it’s with a playoff team.
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