The New York Giants have granted the release of cornerback Teddy Williams. This comes after Williams requested a release from the team as he deals with a family health issue. Williams did not want to hold up a roster spot while he dealt with the issue.
Everyone affiliated with the Giants organization and especially Dave Gettleman have been absolutely incredible to us. Can not thank them enough on behalf of Teddy and his family.— DEC Management (@davidcanter) August 6, 2018
Williams, 30, has played for six different teams in seven NFL seasons. The Giants would have been the eighth team. Williams was most recently with the Carolina Panthers, playing in three games last season and recording six total tackles.
Williams says he hopes that he is able to play for the Giants again in 2018 after the issues subside.
The Giants have also lost cornerback Sam Beal, whom they selected in the NFL Supplemental Draft, to a shoulder injury. They got another scare over the weekend when ELI Apple hobbled off with an apparent knee injury. He is, however, reportedly “fine.”
The Giants recently held a workout that included a number of cornerbacks, and ended up signing Leonard Johnson. Perhaps another member from that workout group will be getting a call from the Giants.