KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WIBW) -- On Thursday, the Kansas City Chiefs signed running back Damien Williams to a two-year contract extension, according to Williams' agent Ian Greengross.
The extension is worth a maximum of $8.1 million, according to Yahoo! Sports' Terez Paylor.
Williams became KC's starter after the team released Kareem Hunt in November due to an altercation with a woman at a Cleveland hotel, and after Spencer Ware suffered a hamstring injury against the Baltimore Ravens.
Williams made his first start for the Chiefs on Dec. 13 against the Los Angeles Chargers, rushing for two touchdowns and 49 yards on 10 carries.
Kansas City signed Williams in March of 2018 after a three-year stint with the Miami Dolphins beginning in 2014. The fifth-year pro was an undrafted free agent from Oklahoma.
So far, Williams has amassed 205 rushing yards and 152 receiving yards for the Chiefs.