Tramon Williams

Williams' presence was missed on Sunday.

Green Bay Packers cornerback [intlink id=”82″ type=”category”]Tramon Williams[/intlink] didn’t play against the [intlink id=”249″ type=”category”]Carolina Panthers[/intlink] on Sunday and it showed.

Rookie quarterback Cam Newton passed for more than 400 yards.

Williams, who suffered a bruised shoulder in week one, suggested he probably could have played Sunday, but didn’t want to chance it. It appears he will return for this week’s game with the [intlink id=”13″ type=”category”]Chicago Bears[/intlink], though.

“I’m hoping so,” Williams said. “I hope so. I’ll just go for that.”

Although the Bears don’t have a single great receiver, Williams’ presence in the lineup will allow Charles Woodson to return to the corner/safety/linebacker hybrid role he excels in.

That will be key to containing the Bears biggest offensive weapon, running back Matt Forte.