Williams served as the Saints' nickelback for most of 2017 and 2018, though the team replaced him last offseason with Patrick Robinson, who then suffered a season-ending ankle injury Week 3. Given his struggles in coverage along with his recent drunk driving arrest, Williams isn't necessarily a lock to make the 53-man roster. He may need to serve a suspension if he does stick around.
Williams was arrested early Wednesday on counts of drunken and careless driving, Ramon Antonio Vargas of The New Orleans Advocate reports.
Williams had a couple incidents involving suspicion of drunken/reckless driving during his time at Florida State, but he never faced any criminal charges. The 2015 third-round pick filled in as the Saints' nickelback in 2018 after Patrick Robinson suffered a season-ending ankle injury Sept. 23.
Williams (hip) does not have an injury designation for Thursday's game against the Cowboys.
Williams was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, and appears to have fully recovered from the hip issue that limited him to begin the week. The fourth-year pro will serve his usual rotational role in New Orleans' defense during Thursday's tilt against the Cowboys.
Williams was a limited participant in Monday's practice with a hip injury.
Williams apparently injured his hip during Thursday's win over the Falcons, though the exact nature of the injury remains unknown. If Williams is unable to go against the Cowboys, Justin Hardee and Ken Crawley could see an increased workload.
Williams logged six tackles (five solo), one sack, one pass defended and one forced fumble during Thursday's 31-17 win over the Falcons.
Williams had an all-around strong performance Thanksgiving Day, and he managed to take down the opposing quarterback for the first time this season. The fourth-year pro will look to once again make the most of his rotational snaps against the Cowboys in Week 13.
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|2016||New Orleans Saints||2||7||5.0||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||16||47||34.0||13||0||2||7||3.5||7||0||9|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||15||53||44.0||9||1||1||45||45.0||45||1||9|
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|2016||New Orleans Saints||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||15||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|