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The Saints placed P.J. Williams on injured reserve Saturday with a quad injury.
Williams will now have to sit out the next four games while he turns his focus on rehabbing his quad. The 29-year-old has appeared in the first four games of the season, logging 11 tackles and two passes defensed.
Saints CB P.J. Williams has inked a one-year, $2M fully guaranteed deal to return to New Orleans.
A former 2015 third-round pick out of FSU has played four seasons with the Saints, recording 151 tackles and four interceptions in 47 games. He started eight games last year and will provide New Orleans with depth in the secondary for another season.
P.J. Williams ended Sunday’s win over Tampa Bay with three solo tackles and an interception.
Williams only has 26 total tackles and one interception through Week 11. He should be kept on fantasy radars, but he a matchup dependent play in IDP leagues. He is worth starting against the Panthers in Weeks 12 and 17.
Saints cornerback P.J. Williams was arrested in New Orleans early Wednesday morning for drunk driving. Williams was clocked driving at 80 miles per hour in a 50-mph zone. He also used a traffic lane improperly and failed to signal a turn, New Orleans police said, via the New Orleans Advocate. He was booked into the jail on counts of drunken and careless driving. He was released after about three hours.
It’s not Williams’ first incident behind the wheel. In 2014, then a starter at Florida State, he fled the scene of an accident while driving with a suspended license. During the pre-draft process in 2015, he was arrested for driving under the influence in Tallahassee. The charges were later dropped even though Williams admitted he “had a few drinks.” The 25-year-old could be facing league discipline after this latest incident. He is set to be a free agent in March.
According to the profootballfocus.com website, P.J. Williams earned a grade of 80.9 to sneak into the top ten at the tenth position.
Cornerback P.J. Williams officially started six of the possible sixteen contests last season, according to NFL.com. He was used as the third cornerback in games and played a total of 633 snaps overall on the year, coming in third among those designated cornerbacks. Williams did earn his way onto the list as an unheralded player when the New Orlean Saints endure injuries in the secondary. He will likely have the same role in 2018 as the third cornerback, but IDP owners may want to find other options unless the secondary again is hit with injuries and he sees an extended role.