It’s good that Greedy Williams is back. It’ll be great if he’s healthy, though that’s still something we have to wait and see about. Now, like most of this list, Williams would only be a casualty if the Browns feel he’s not up to snuff and a player at another position has really upped his game.
Williams would be a likely person to be cut in that situation. He’s got a really concerning injury that’s affecting a nerve. Those are wildly unpredictable. Since it’s in his shoulder if he can’t tackle or even lift his arm, he’s not going to be the most useful or versatile player in the secondary.
Another issue would be the fact that he didn’t play great his rookie year and missed all of his second year. He’s now in year three and quickly nearing the end of his rookie deal. If he can’t perform well, we could see him get cut if it means opening up a roster spot. Especially if the Browns are still eyeing free agents.
The Browns are lucky to have the depth they do at cornerback but they’re only as lucky as they are if Williams can stay healthy and improve from a rather disappointing rookie year. If he does struggle and someone like Richard Sherman is still unsigned, the move would need to be made to let Williams go and go after Sherman.
Sure, you can argue Williams is still young, but if he can’t stay healthy or impress in his third year, then why bother? Sure, he could still rebound but why take that risk when you’re so deep at the position and still have the option of adding more talent?
If he can’t go, make the call