ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver returner Kyle Williams tore his right Achilles during a punt return drill at training camp Saturday.
The oft-injured Williams missed much of the Broncos' offseason workouts with sore hamstrings.
He was reaching to scoop a football when he crumpled to the grass in pain and was carted off the field minutes later.
Williams, a fifth-year pro who has played in San Francisco and Kansas City, was in the mix for Denver's punt return job.
Coach Gary Kubiak said Williams "was doing a good job. He came back in great shape and was doing some return stuff, wasn't even touched. So, one of those things you just feel bad for him. I know he's very disappointed, so we'll support him best we can."
Following the injury, Williams posted a message on Instagram:
Unfortunately, today I suffered a rupture to my Achilles and will consequently be missing this season. It's hard for me at this point to make sense of all of this but at the end of the day I understand and trust God's plan for me. My determination to get back and my work ethic will not diminish and I will eventually get back to full strength. I appreciate all those who have reached out and all of those who are praying. You all mean more to me than u know. Thank you.