The Eagles originally signed Williams, a Penn State alumnus, to a reserve/future contract back in January. He figured to be an interesting dark horse candidate to make the roster given that he’s made 27 starts in 36 career games played.
But the Eagles released Williams in late July in order to get their 90-man offseason roster down to the new 80-player mandate brought about by COVID-19. The thought was that they didn’t have enough reps to give him as much as they might be interested in evaluating their younger players instead.
Williams is back now, though, and it’s unclear exactly what motivated the Eagles to make this move. They do have one notable cornerback injury with Sidney Jones missing five straight days of practice. But all the other guys at that position seem to be healthy so it’s not like the team is desperately in need of bodies there.
Williams must obviously pass through COVID testing protocol before fully re-joining the team at the NovaCare Complex. The Eagles must also open up a roster spot in order to make room for the Williams signing.
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