In a move that was expected, the Kansas City Chiefs placed RB Kolby Smith on injured reserve. RB Javarris Williams was promoted from the practice squad to take Smith’s roster spot.
Smith spent the offseason rehabbing a season-ending knee injury and started this year on the physically unable to perform list. He made his 2009 debut at Jacksonville and for the season played in four games. Smith totaled 33 yards on 15 carries and caught 2 passes for 9 yards.
Williams was a 2009 7th round draft pick and could make his NFL debut Sunday if RB Dantrell Savage is unable to play. Savage is listed as doubtful on the Chiefs injury report.
Such a shame to see Smith go down again. He had worked so hard to get his body ready for NFL action again and now after only four games he’s out and likely has played his final game with the Chiefs.
The only silver lining here is we should get a chance to see Williams. With Jamaal Charles standing alone as the Chiefs only true healthy running back, if Savage is forced to sit this week, Williams will have to take some of the carries. Kansas City will no doubt draft or sign a running back in the offseason, but Williams could make it less of a need by showing Todd Haley and Scott Pioli over these final games that he’s ready to play at this level.