Packers Claim Tim Williams off Waivers

Big Bad Morning Show
October 03, 2019 - 9:10 am

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By Austin Medina  

After being released on Tuesday, former Ravens linebacker Tim Williams has found a new home.

The Packers added another Ravens backer in Williams, after signing Za’Darius Smith to a four-year $66 million contract.

Williams grossly underperformed for the Ravens in his two-year stint. The Ravens drafted Williams in the 3rd round of the 2017 NFL Draft yet he never lived up to expectations.

In his first two seasons, Williams made appearances in just 15 total games. Entering 2019, he tallied just 16 tackles, five quarterback hits, and two sacks.

With the Ravens needing replacements for Smith and legend Terrell Suggs, Williams had endless opportunity to take a starting job heading into 2019. He lost the starting role to Pernell McPhee, who is now in his second stint with Baltimore.

With rookie Jaylon Ferguson and Tyus Bowser, a 2nd round pick in 2017, the Ravens decided to move on from Williams.

Williams showed tons of potential coming out of college. At Alabama, he compiled 18.5 sacks in his last two seasons.

To say his adjustment to the pros have not been ideal would be an understatement. For the Packers, untapping Williams full potential will be the priority, a priority the Ravens had no success in doing.