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Giants Free Agency 2018: Signing of Teddy Williams adds cornerback depth

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Journeyman corner will compete for spot with Giants

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Having cut Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and thus far unable to re-sign free agent Ross Cockrell, the New York Giants have a need for cornerback depth. They found some on Wednesday as veteran Teddy Williams signed a 1-year deal.

Who is Williams?

Well, surprise, surprise, the 29-year-old was formerly a member of the Carolina Panthers. Williams entered the league in 2012 as an undrafted free agent with the Indianapolis Colts. He has also played with the Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Williams played for Carolina in 2015 and 2016, and was on IR last season with neck and shoulder injuries.

In his career, he has played 36 games with no starts.

Williams did not play football at Texas-San Antonio, where he went to college. He was a four-time All-America sprinter who won nine Southland Conference championships. At the University of Texas-El Paso championships in 2009, Williams ran the 100-meter dash in 9.90 seconds, the fastest time in the world that year.

No matter what else the Giants do at corner, Williams figures to be a player who competes for a spot as a reserve corner and special teams player.

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