Williams, who was acquired by the Packers and placed on their observe squad after he was waived by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, might develop into the primary in NFL historical past to play for 2 totally different groups in the identical postseason.
Williams, 37, had three tackles within the Ravens’ 17-Three AFC divisional playoff loss on the Buffalo Bills final week.
Williams beforehand performed for the Packers from 2007 to 2014 and 2018 to 2019, and he had a key function within the group’s run to Tremendous Bowl XLV with interceptions in playoff video games versus the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons.
“It is particular,” Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers stated of the group’s resolution to signal Williams this week. “He is a type of teammates you simply love enjoying with through the years. He is such knowledgeable. The way in which he takes care of himself, he appears to be like superb. He appears to be like like he might exit and play 70 performs for us. I am unsure if he will or not, I hope he does, as a result of he is nonetheless so proficient. However he is a type of particular guys, particular personalities.”
“You consider the 2010 run — he ended a recreation in Philly; [he] mainly gave us an enormous jolt within the divisional spherical [against Atlanta] together with his pick-six. Nonetheless considered one of my favourite moments in all of the moments in that’s watching him choose that ball off and run down the sidelines with Nick Collins to place us up 14 going into half. So, it is enjoyable. I want we did this yearly.”
Inexperienced Bay would possibly want further depth within the secondary due to the unsure standing of beginning cornerback Kevin King, who did not observe Friday due to a again harm and is listed as questionable.
The Packers additionally elevated defensive lineman Brian Price and cornerback KeiVarae Russell from the observe squad to the lively roster for recreation day. In different strikes, they signed punter Ryan Winslow to the observe squad and launched working again Dexter Williams from the observe squad.
ESPN’s Rob Demovsky and The Related Press contributed to this report.