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Arizona Cardinals: Newcomer Williams signed for special teams, practice play

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Bruce Arians clarified the role of the former track star.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians gave the media a little insight as to what the role for newly signed Teddy Williams, who was a track start in college and has been both a cornerback and receiver in the NFL so far. While he is listed on the team as a receiver and he wears number 80, his role will be special teams and a practice guy.

The team intends on using him on the punt coverage team as a gunner opposite cornerback Justin Bethel, who has become on of the league's best on special teams.

"You can't turn down that kind of speed," Arians said to the media. "They could be the fastest pair of gunners in the league."

Arians also noted that Williams can do a lot of things as a scout team receiver.

So while Williams' speed is intriguing, it does not appear, at least for now, that he will see time on the field offensively. That speed will be there to enhance the already very good play in punt coverage.

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