Broncos lose Kyle Williams to torn Achilles tendon

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Denver returner Kyle Williams tore his left Achilles during a punt return drill at training camp Saturday and will miss the season.

The oft-injured Williams missed much of the Broncos' offseason workouts with sore hamstrings. He was out of the league last year after playing in all four of Kansas City's preseason games.

Williams was reaching to scoop a football when he crumpled to the grass in pain and was carted off the field minutes later and taken for an MRI.

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.''

(This story has been updated to show Williams tore the Achilles tendon in his left leg.)

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