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LA Chargers: 4 last-minute free-agent signings for 2020

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 11: Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders #10 of the Denver Broncos is tackled by cornerback Trevor Williams #24 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the third quarter of the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 11, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 11: Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders #10 of the Denver Broncos is tackled by cornerback Trevor Williams #24 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the third quarter of the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 11, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

LA Chargers’ last-minute free agent target: CB Trevor Williams

A familiar face could re-enter the picture in Los Angeles. Trevor Williams was recently released by the Eagles in advance of incoming roster cuts. Williams may not be a bad signing for the LA Chargers, given his familiarity with playing with many of the same players in the secondary.

Williams’ injuries ultimately took him out of the picture last year, but if he’s healthy now, why not sign him to a one year deal? That doesn’t make him a starting cornerback or anything, but at the very least he’s an interesting depth piece.

Sometimes, I feel like Chargers fans forget just how good Williams was when he played alongside Hayward. Williams was graded the 10th highest cornerback in 2017 and racked up nearly 60 tackles. The two were a good pairing until lower body injuries ultimately ended his tenure.

If there’s an injury, it makes more sense to turn to someone like Williams on a cheap contract than say Brandon Facyson again. We’ve seen what his potential is if everything goes right.

Williams has better coverage skills in my opinion than even Michael Davis in my opinion and their speed difference is somewhat negligible. It’s really all about health. Ultimately, signing Williams would be the very definition of low risk-high reward.

Experience at cornerback and knowledge of playing within a system may be more important than it ever has been this season. Having played with Hayward, Davis, and King before in high volumes previously cannot be talked about enough. Frankly, out of all the signings in this article, this is the one I happen to like the most.

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