The Philadelphia Eagles signed free agent cornerback Trevor Williams to a reserve/future contract, according to an official announcement from the team.
The Eagles previously brought Williams to the NovaCare Complex for a workout in early December. Here’s what we wrote at the time:
Williams, 26, originally signed with the San Diego Chargers after going undrafted out of Penn State in 2016. He did well for himself by earning a significant role; Williams logged 27 starts in 37 games played before suffering a knee injury that cut his 2018 season short. The Bolts then put Williams on injured reserve in early September before waiving him off IR in October. The Arizona Cardinals claimed Williams and he played two games with them before getting waived again.
The Eagles already have seven cornerbacks on their roster but it can’t hurt to check up on the health of a guy who has starting experience. Note that Ronald Darby and Jalen Mills will be free agents this offseason.
Williams’ best season came in 2017, when he logged two interceptions and 13 passes defensed. Pro Football Focus had him as their 17th highest graded cover corner that year.
Williams very well might not amount to much in Philly but he’s at least worth a spot on the 90-man offseason roster. Maybe he’ll end up being a pleasant surprise.
Williams boasts an elite athletic profile:
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