Chargers cut ties with defensive back Trevor Williams
Trevor Williams’ tenure with the Los Angeles Chargers has come to a close.
The team decided to release the injured cornerback on Monday, showing that it is likely fed up with the fact that he couldn’t get on the field after dealing with multiple injuries.
The move also shows faith in two other young players, Michael Davis and Brandon Facyson. The Chargers waited and waited for Williams to be able to get back on the field
Undrafted out of Penn State in 2016, Williams was called upon to fill in for the injured Jason Verrett in 2017 and put a terrific season together. That year, he amassed 56 tackles while having 13 pass deflections and two interceptions.
He had earned the starting cornerback role opposite Casey Hayward going into 2018, but a knee injury limited him that year. He never fully recovered from a quad injury this offseason and was ultimately placed on injured reserve before the season started.
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It’s a disappointing end in Los Angeles for Williams, but if he can return to full health, there should be a decent market for him and the chances of him latching on with a new team are fairly high.
Williams ends his Chargers career with 110 tackles, three interceptions and 22 pass breakups.
The Chargers have dealt with a boatload of injuries this season. They are waiting for key players to return to the field, such as Russell Okung and Hunter Henry. They weren’t willing to wait on Williams any longer.
Aside from Hayward, Davis and Facyson, Desmond King is the only other cornerback on the roster. The team does have Tevaughn Campbell and Quenton Meeks on the practice squad.