The Cleveland Browns need help in the secondary and they received some good news on Thursday in that department as cornerback Greedy Williams announced that his comeback is now “official.”
Williams, who missed the entire 2020 while dealing with axillary nerve damage in one of his shoulders, made the announcement on Twitter:
Williams initially injured his shoulder in training camp during a tackling drill on August 25. He missed the first five games of the season while trying to rehab the injury, but was ultimately placed on injured reserve on October 12.
Originally a second-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Browns were hoping that Williams could grab the starting spot opposite cornerback Denzel Ward in his second season. But his injury, combined with rookie safety Grant Delprit being lost for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon, derailed those plans and left the Browns scrambling in the secondary all season.
While he did not mention Williams or Delpit by name when he met with the media on Wednesday, general manager Andrew Berry did say that all of the team’s injured players are “progressing really well,” which is good to hear.
Even with both players on the mend, Berry will still likely look to add some additional depth to the secondary this offseason in free agency and the draft as some extra insurance as no one really knows what to expect from Williams and Delpit.
As a rookie, Williams made 12 starts and finished with 47 tackles, while missing four games with a hamstring injury.