3 Cleveland Browns tumbling down depth chart during the preseason
Cleveland Browns: Greedy Williams, CB
It’s one of the most overquoted statements you hear in sports, but it’s said so much because it’s true: the best ability is availability. Unfortunately, so far in the career of cornerback Greedy Williams, availability has been his worst ability, as he has missed 20 games in his first two seasons in the NFL.
Because of his inability to stay healthy and be on the field, the Browns have attacked the defensive backfield in the draft and free agency, making it a priority to improve the depth and find guys that can play. After signing free-agent defender Troy Hill, the Browns drafted cornerback Greg Newsome in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. All of these new additions are expected to be significant players for the Browns this season.
After starting the first two preseason games this season for the Browns, many were hoping this would be the time that Greedy would finally stay healthy and make an impact in the Browns defensive back rotation. However, early in the first quarter of the Browns game against the New York Giants on Sunday, he was forced to leave the game with a groin injury.
Given the number of quality players at defensive back on the roster, another injury for Greedy Williams is not something that bodes well for the former second-round pick out of LSU.
Pair the injury with the quality showings from other cornerbacks on the roster, and Greedy Williams could once again find himself on the outside looking in on the Browns depth chart this season.