(PRESS RELEASE) The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have agreed to terms with cornerback P.J. Williams on a one-year contract. The announcement was made by Saints’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.
Williams, 6-0 196, was originally selected by New Orleans in the third round (78th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Florida State. He has appeared in 33 career games with 14 starts, posting career totals of 106 tackles (83 solo), one sack, three interceptions, one returned 45 yards for a touchdown, 20 passes defensed and two forced fumbles. In four postseason contests with two starts, he has added 16 tackles (13 solo) and four passes defensed.
In 2019, Williams played in 15 regular season games with six starts and posted a career-high 53 tackles (44 solo), one sack, a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown, nine passes defensed and one forced fumble. With his 45-yard pick brough back for a score in the club’s 30-20 win over Minnesota on October 28, Williams was selected as the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week Eight. He opened both postseason contests and posted 11 tackles (nine solo) and two passes defensed.