Williams has signed a one-year contract to remain with the Panthers. Williams played in just three games before suffering a season-ending knee injury last season, but the time off since he landed on IR in October should allow him to be ready for the 2017 campaign, when he figures to mostly factor in on special teams.
Williams (knee) was placed on the Panthers' injured reserve list Friday, ESPN reports. Williams sustained a mysterious injury to his left knee towards the beginning of Thursday's practice that evidently proved to be serious in nature. Leonard Johnson (Achilles), who was activated from the Panthers' NFI list Friday, will take his place on the active roster.
Williams (groin) returned to practice on Sunday, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports. Williams has been sidelined for more than a week now with a groin injury, but appears to be back to full strength and ready to return to the field. He's slated to be a depth option at cornerback during the upcoming season and should get his last preseason opportunity to prove his worth during the Panthers' finale versus the Steelers on Sept. 1.
Williams (groin) is not in uniform for Carolina's second preseason game Saturday, Max Henson of the team's official site reports. Despite appearing in 16 games for the Panthers last season, Williams struggled to make his presence felt recording just 13 combined tackles. However, thanks to the abrupt offseason departure of Josh Norman, Williams' name has surfaced a possible replacement for Carolina's ailing secondary. If the former track star is not able to get healthy soon, he could see his opportunity slip.
Cornerback Teddy Williams has been signed by the Panthers, reports NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. The deal is for two years and $2.3 million. He will earn $900,000 in the first year of the contract. Williams, 26, never played college football because it wasn't offered at his school. Primarily used on special teams, he has only played one snap on defense in the NFL. The Panthers will be his sixth team in the last five seasons.