The Ravens signed Williams to the 53-man roster Tuesday.
Williams played the past two seasons for the Packers and suited up in every game, predominately covering the slot in 2019. He was still an effective cornerback at 36 years old, allowing 7.7 yards per target and just two touchdowns over 16 games. Now 37 years old, Williams reached a deal with a contender. His role is uncertain behind three strong starters in Marcus Peters, Jimmy Smith and Marlon Humphrey (COVID-19), but he'll add crucial depth because Khalil Dorsey will miss extended time with a dislocated shoulder.
Williams played in all 16 regular-season games in 2019 and tallied 39 tackles (29 solo), two interceptions, a forced fumble, two fumble recovers, and eight pass deflections.
Williams played the entire season at 36 years old , but that did not stop him from taking the field on 73.2 percent of the Packers' defensive snaps and contributing in a number of departments while serving as the nickel corner. Williams will be a free agent this offseason, so it remains to be seen what his next move will be. However, he showed he is still plenty capable of filling a regular role, so he should not have trouble finding a job in Green Bay or elsewhere should he choose to continue playing.
Williams will return to Sunday's game against the Bears after being cleared of a concussion.
Williams will return to his role as the Packers' slot cornerback, but he shouldn't need to return punts since Tyler Ervin (hand) has returned to the contest.
Williams exited Sunday's game against the Bears to be evaluated for a concussion.
Williams took a hard hit while filling in as the punt returner and may have suffered a concussion. Regular return man Tyler Ervin (hand) has returned to the game for the Packers.
Williams is listed as one of the starting cornerbacks for Sunday's game against the Redskins, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
With usual starter Kevin King nursing a shoulder injury and unable to play in Week 14, Williams assumes the start. Williams is coming off an interception in last week's game, and he has racked up 28 tackles (21 solo) and a fumble recovery through 12 games this year.
Williams recorded four tackles (two solo), an interception and pass defensed across 44 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Giants.
The veteran now has two interceptions on the season after being held without one all of last season in his return to Green Bay. Williams continues to play in about a third of the team's defensive snaps -- splitting time with Kevin King.
Williams had two solo tackles and an interception during Sunday's win over the Panthers.
Williams first interception of the season was a big one for the Packers, as he secured a deflection from safety Adrian Amos in the endzone. It's the veteran cornerback's first interception in 26 games since rejoining Green Bay for the 2018 season.
Williams had three solo tackles and two pass deflections in Thursday's victory over the Bears.
Williams is the Packers' third or fourth cornerback when the defense is at full strength, but he got the start Thursday with Kevin King being eased into action and was on the field for every defensive snap.
Williams (knee) shed his injury designation and will play in Thursday's game versus the Bears, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Williams was a limited participant in Tuesday and Wednesday practices, and that appears to have been a precaution for the 36-year-old corner. He'll be tasked with covering the Bears' slot receivers Thursday, and he'll likely be in charge of the Packers' secondary as the only defensive back with more than one season in Green Bay under his belt.
Williams (knee) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
It's unclear how Williams sustained the injury, as he was absent from Monday's injury report. The 36-year-old is transitioning from safety to cornerback this season and figures to back up Kevin King (hamstring).
Williams is expected to open the 2019 season as a starter at slot corner, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports.
The Packers have made it clear that they don't intend to deploy Williams at safety like they did a season ago unless circumstances force their hand. With the team bringing aboard Adrian Amos in free agency this offseason before drafting a blue-chip prospect in Darnell Savage, the Packers shouldn't have an immediate need for Williams to provide depth at either safety spot. In any case, Williams will hope to turn the page on a disappointing 2018 campaign in which he failed to record an interception for the first time in his career.
Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Tuesday that Williams will play cornerback rather than safety in 2019, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.
Williams began the 2018 season as a starting cornerback in Green Bay but had to transition to safety for the second half of the year due to Ha Ha Clinton-Dix being traded and three other safeties landing on injured reserve. Following the offseason acquisition of safety Adrian Amos, Williams will return to his more natural position at cornerback. The move makes the Packers a strong candidate to seek safety depth in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Williams played in all 16 games in 2018 and finished with 54 tackles (40 solo), a fumble recovery and two pass deflections.
Williams moved from cornerback to free safety midway through the season, following the trade of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, which helped him finish with his most tackles since 2015 but also limited his ability to make plays in pass coverage. Williams is under contract with the Packers in 2019, so it will be up to the team to decide whether he is back in Green Bay for another season.
Williams was cleared to return to Sunday's game against the Jets after clearing all concussion tests, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports.
Williams took a helmet-to-helmet hit on a punt return late in the second quarter but was ultimately given the green light to re-enter the contest shortly after halftime.
Williams exited Sunday's game against the Jets and is being evaluated for a concussion, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Williams left the field after taking a hit during the third quarter. As long as Williams remains sidelined, expect Eddie Pleasant and Josh Jones to benefit from an uptick in snaps.
Williams had seven tackles (five solo) and a fumble recovery in Thursday's 27-24 loss at Seattle.
The seven tackles set a new season high for Williams, as he played all but one defensive snap. The 35-year-old has now posted six, one and seven tackles in the three games since shifting to safety and thus remains an unreliable option for IDP purposes.
Williams will play some snaps at safety against the Patriots on Sunday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Williams will add safety duties to his plate with the newly-traded Ha Ha Clinton-Dix out of the picture. The 35-year-old veteran has served the Packers' defense well as a reliable cornerback this season, and he'll now attempt to adjust to a new role in the team's secondary. Williams faces a tough matchup against Tom Brady and the Patriots on Sunday, a game that Green Bay desperately needs to win in order to keep chances of a playoff berth in sight.
Williams made a quick impact during Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers, notching a tackle and an interception for a touchdown.
Williams made a big play early in Thursday's contest, picking off Steelers rookie quarterback Mason Rudolph on his first pass of the game and taking it to the house. The veteran cornerback graded out well in coverage last season and returns to Green Bay as a projected 2018 starter, though it remains to be seen who'll line up opposite him come Week 1.
The Packers and Williams agreed to a two-year contract Thursday, PackersNews.com reports.
Former Packers teammate James Jones, now an employee of NFL Network, broke the news of a Williams-Green Bay reunion. Williams joined the Packers in November of 2006 but didn't become a regular in the cornerback rotation until 2008 and full-time starter until 2010, the latter of which coincided with a victory in Super Bowl XLV. Since leaving the Packers as a free agent in 2015, he spent two years with the Browns before working opposite Cardinals All-Pro corner Patrick Peterson last year. Williams experienced a resurgence of sorts in Arizona, holding opposing signal callers to a 58.4 QB rating on throws in coverage, according to Pro Football Focus. Due to his age (35), Father Time could catch up with him sooner than later. However, Williams likely is the best bet to line up with 2017 second-round pick Kevin King in Green Bay's base defense this fall, as the roster currently is constructed.
Williams had two tackles (one solo) and a fumble recovery in Sunday's 20-15 loss to the Redskins.
Williams had a standout performance in his first start with the Cardinals in Week 7, but he's had a relatively quiet season otherwise. The 34-year-old added another pass breakup Sunday, bringing his season total to 10 in 11 games.
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