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PJ Williams

PJ Williams was just recently suspended for two games, so trading for him might not be the most enticing thing for some teams.

But for franchises hurting for decent cornerback play and not wanting to pay what the Rams paid for Jalen Ramsey, Williams could be a player to target.

Saints fans probably have mixed feelings about Williams.  For as long as he’s been on the team, he’s been liable to get burnt on a deep pass or miss tackles, but he’s also made some excellent plays.

Most notably was his game against the Minnesota Vikings in the 2018 season.  He was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week after assisting in forcing a fumble of Adam Thielen and returning a Kirk Cousins interception 45 yards for a game changing touchdown, putting the Saints up 27-13.

Williams made some mistakes in that game, but made big plays when he needed to.

But the reason Williams was thrust into a more prominent role last year was an injury to cornerback Patrick Robinson.  Robinson was in his first year back with New Orleans after three years with the Chargers, Colts and Eagles.  He even had a 50 yard pick-six of Case Keenum in the NFC Championship Game during the Eagles 2017 Super Bowl season.

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With Robinson back in the starting lineup this week thanks to Williams’ suspension, he could quickly earn a starting spot along with Marshon Lattimore and Eli Apple, making Williams expendable.