Williams had four tackles (three solo) and an interception in Sunday's win against the Bengals.
Williams intercepted an ill-advised deep ball at the Saints five-yard line and returned the pick, his second of the season, for 78 yards. With only 33 total tackles through nine games, Williams has not had the breakout season many had hoped, but the second-year free safety continues to play nearly every defensive snap for New Orleans and still ranks fourth on the team in tackles. With the Saints scheduled to face a number of pass-happy offenses in the second half, Williams could still be a quality defensive-back option in deeper IDP leagues.
Williams (groin) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Williams suffered a groin injury during New Orleans' win over the Ravens in Week 7 which caused him miss the contest's conclusion, but the issue does not appears severe given his participation in practice to begin the week. Barring any setbacks, Williams seems on track to suit up for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Williams suffered an undisclosed injury during New Orleans' 24-23 victory over the Ravens on Sunday, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
Williams was absent during the end of the Week 7 contest due to the undisclosed injury. Coach Sean Payton reportedly expects Williams to get healthy in a reasonable amount of time, so the injury does not appear exceedingly serious. Expect an update on the starting safety's health in the coming days.
Williams recorded three tackles, all solo, an interception and a pass defensed across 62 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Browns.
Williams didn't miss a defensive snap and was a key reason the Saints were able to hold off the Browns. His interception came with five minutes left in the contest, the Saints trailing 12-10. Williams was able to give the offense a prime setup, returning the pick 22 yards and lining Drew Brees up at the Browns' 18-yard line. The safety will have his hands full again this Sunday against Matt Ryan and the Falcons' high-flying air assault.
Williams had five tackles (three solo) and an interception in Sunday's 29-24 NFC divisional-round loss to the Vikings.
Despite another solid statistical performance -- including nabbing a momentum-shifting interception in the second half -- all anyone will remember from the Saints' playoff defeat is Williams' incredible misplay on the game's final play, in which the rookie safety whiffed on a simple tackle that almost certainly would have clinched the game for New Orleans. Notwithstanding Williams' memorable mistake, the former Utah product started all 15 regular-season games he played in after being picked by the Saints in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. A ball-hawking free safety in college, Williams was critical to the Saints' remarkable defensive turnaround, recording 73 total tackles and four interceptions in his first NFL season. Williams should again start at free safety in New Orleans next season and his playmaking potential and dependable tackle production should make him a quality option in many IDP leagues.
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