Williams suffered a bruised rib in Thursday's preseason game against the Jaguars and is expected to be out for one week, Herbie Teope of NFL.com reports.
Williams was forced to leave Thursday's contest and did not return. With Williams given a timetable of just one week, it doesn't appear that the rib injury is anything too serious, but the cornerback is now at risk of missing Friday's matchup with the Cardinals.
Williams recorded 47 tackles (34 solo), nine passes defensed and two interceptions across 16 games in 2017.
Williams notched career-highs across the board in 2017, as the cornerback was finally able to stay on the field for all 16 contests after two injury-plagued seasons to start his career. While Ken Crawley ended the season as the starting cornerback alongside Marshon Lattimore, Williams still managed to record just under 40 defensive reps per game in the regular season. He now heads into a contract year with the Saints and he'll have to prove his 2017 numbers were no fluke if he hopes to sign a long-term extension.
Williams (shoulder) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Williams was listed as questionable for Sunday's game but is apparently ready to play. The 24-year-old should see an increased workload against the Panthers with rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore inactive with an ankle injury.
Willliams is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers with a shoulder injury.
Williams is coming off his second interception of the season in last week's lost to the Rams, but his availability for this week remains uncertain. De'Vante Harris, Justin Hardee and Sterling Moore could all be in line for bigger roles Sunday with Williams and Marshon Lattimore (ankle) both listed as questionable.
Williams recorded three tackles, all solo, three pass defensed and one interception in Sunday's loss to the Rams.
Williams had a phenomenal interception off a tipped ball by Sammy Watkins midway through the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss. It was Williams second interception on the season and he'll now be tasked with going up against Cam Newton and Panthers' passing attack Sunday.
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