clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Teddy Williams moving from receiver to cornerback

New, comments

The move gives him a much better chance at making the roster.

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals added a pair of receiver in  the draft and signed Ted Ginn in free agency. The math says that it was going to be very tough for a guy like Teddy Williams to crack the final roster. 

To give him a better shot, he tweeted that he was changing positions, moving from offense to defense, from receiver to cornerback. 

This is not the first time he has played cornerback. He came into the league with the Cowboys as an undrafted rookie as a corner before they moved him to receiver. He was with Bruce Arians' Colts in 2012 and he was a cornerback there, too. 

When he signed with the Cardinals midseason last year, he was put back at receiver, as his speed was coveted in the offense. His impact was made immediately, as he hauled in a 51-yard bomb in his first game with Arizona. His season ended with a torn Achilles. 

With the team going to keep five, maybe six receivers, he would be number seven or eight. There is Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and Ted Ginn, who arr the veteran locks for the roster. After that, they bring back Jaron Brown and drafted both John Brown and Walt Powell. Brittan Golden will also be in the mix. 

Williams, whose contribution will mostly be on special teams, now will face a different numbers game with the cornerbacks. However, it seems like he will be battling Bryan McCann for a spot. Both would expectedly be deeper on the defensive depth chart, but are very good gunners in punt coverage. 

Williams is likely still probably a long shot for the roster, but now he will at least have a fighting chance now.