When the Arizona Cardinals traded for cornerback Jamar Taylor, it meant that someone soon was going to get the axe.
Who that would be, we would have to wait and see.
Now, after their first round of OTA’s, they have made that decision and released recently signed cornerback Marcus Williams.
Williams, signed April 19th and the Cardinals were excited to tout his career season of 2015.
Williams (5-11, 196) is a four-year veteran who has played 49 games (14 starts) in his NFL career with the New York Jets (2014-17) and Houston Texans (2017). The 27-year old Williams entered the league with Houston as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2014 out of North Dakota State. He had his best season in 2015 with the Jets by setting career-highs with six interceptions and 1.5 sacks to go along with 21 tackles and four passes defensed.
However, when I asked Ian Wharton about Williams, this is what he had to say:
He played 38 snaps last year. He was a developmental depth piece in the past. Kind of a limited athlete in man but can find the ball in zone.
With the trade for Taylor, it made a limited depth piece expendable.
That leaves Brandon Williams, Bene Benwikere and rookie Chris Campbell as the real depth pieces on the roster.