Los Angeles Chargers bring back CB Trevor Williams

By Tyler Schoon
LA Chargers (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Chargers make an effort in free agency to bring back one of their young defensive backs for one more season…

Finally, something happened!

Chargers tender CB Trevor Williams at the lowest level per source.

— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 12, 2019

The original-round tender has been placed on former 2016 undrafted free agent Trevor Williams, who started 15 games in 2017 and was expected to play a significant role on defense before an injury cut his season short last year. This deal can be matched by any team and would not cost them much in the process.

This move isn’t all that unexpected, though the ascension of another undrafted free agent, Michael Davis, will make this interesting. With the team bringing back Williams, there may not be space left available for Jason Verrett, a former first-round selection and Pro-Bowl corner.

Williams played like a top corner in 2017, taking the spot opposite Casey Hayward and covering the opposing team’s second wide receiver. Williams always seemed to be at the right place, at the right time:


Unfortunately, Williams appeared to take a step back last year, and will be remembered most recently for being roasted by Cooper Kupp and subsequently dragged five yards en route to a 53-yard touchdown. In December, No. 24 was placed on injured reserve after dealing with a lingering knee injury. I personally would like to see Williams battle it out in training camp to find a role with the team again, and am hoping his 2017 campaign was more than just a fluke.

Other free agents the Chargers are likely looking to re-sign include:

  • Adrian Phillips, S/LB/ST
  • Darius Philon, DT
  • Antonio Gates, TE
  • Isaac Rochell, DE
  • Jason Verrett, CB
  • Damion Square, DT
  • Geremy Davis, WR

Keep following Bolt Beat all week for updates on free agent signings, and what it means for the upcoming NFL draft.