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Tramon Williams May Not Be Ready Until the Regular Season

Tramon Williams

Tramon Williams has been watching training camp from the sideline while dealing with a bone bruise in his knee and it sounds like he’s going to remain out a while.

Williams says he’s shooting for the regular season opener for his return to the field.

“Obviously, if it was up to me I’d be practicing,” Williams said, via Tyler Dunne. “But it’s something that you never want to rush, especially a bone bruise. It’s pretty painful. Those things are pretty painful. So you have to be careful with those things. A lot of guys who have had them, research-wise, it kind of lingers for a while. So you don’t want to come right back on it. I’m just trying to take my time with it at this point and continue to get treatment. It’s starting to feel better by the day, so that’s all I can ask for.”

This kind of makes you wonder — if Williams isn’t ready until the season opener, is he even a starter anymore?

Sam Shields, who was the team’s best corner last season, seems to be a lock to start at one cornerback spot. Right now, Davon House and rookie Micah Hyde are manning the other side, but when Casey Hayward returns from a hamstring injury, he’ll immediately move to the front of that group.

It seems like that would leave Williams as the nickel back, at best. However, If Hayward remains sidelined for an extended period, we’d expect the Packers to turn to the veteran when the season begins.

And here’s the big what if. What if Williams remains sidelined until the regular season, Hayward comes back and claims a starting job alongside Shields and Hyde and House show they’re good enough to be the Packers No. 3 and 4 cornerbacks?

Williams might find himself looking for a job.

Monty McMahon

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  1. TyKo Steamboat August 16, 2013

    I am not willing to give-up on Williams quite yet. We are going to really need him this season. I just wish he was a little more physical, especially when tackling.

    I feel like much of his past success was due to the compliment of having Charles Woodson opposite of him on the field.

    1. TyKo Steamboat August 16, 2013

      Also, I feel Williams & Raji both get a “performance mulligan” from last season due to, yes, injuries.

      1. Not trying to troll, but didn’t Tramon get an injury mulligan from alot of fans in 2011 as well?

      2. ay hombre August 16, 2013

        Tramon’s had a Mulligan for 3 years now! There goes 7 million bucks down the tube. We should have cut ties with him last year. I don’t give a shit how many courage awards the guy wins for playing through pain. This league is all about “What have you done for me lately?”

        And Tramon hasn’t done shit.

      3. iltarion August 16, 2013

        Raji doesn’t need a mulligan. He played well last season, especially down the stretch in the big divisional games.

  2. Savage57 August 16, 2013

    Not calling for the lifeboats just yet, but since the Super Bowl run, the planets haven’t aligned for this guy.

    Coincidence? Who knows, but a lot of money for pretty average play over the last couple of years.

    I guess it balances out all the guys like Sheilds who produce at a much lower cost.

  3. iltarion August 16, 2013

    Funny, I don’t remember Sam Shields or Casey Hayward covering Brandon Marshall or Megatron last season.

    Until they’ve proven they can do it, they don’t have a spot ahead of Tramon. He is the starter as soon as he comes back.

    This injury and announcement is a concern though. Being out until Week 1seems to easily turn into out PAST Week 1.

    1. Abe Frohman August 16, 2013

      Just so long as Jarrett Bush is not starting at corner week 1 this year….

    2. TyKo Steamboat August 16, 2013

      I have to say…I agree. It seems as though TW plays well against the premium receivers & very average against the sub-par receivers.

      Casey Hayward will be our #2 DB…watch & see.

    3. ay hombre August 18, 2013

      Hell…if you give me safety help over the top I’LL cover any of those guys! Ok…not really. But to say Tramon covered any of those guys is not really accurate. He had help 90% of the time so in my opinion he is half of a double team.

      I was one of Tramon’s biggest fans, but even if you give him credit for covering the above receivers, it still doesn’t account for the other 75% of the season where he was MIA.

  4. vj August 16, 2013

    Yeah, I am sure Tramon will have no trouble finding another job elsewhere, he was a great UDFA signing many seasons ago and is still young and very capable. THE MISTAKE would be letting him go for nothing in return.

    1. GBslacker August 16, 2013

      “and is still young”


      He’s 30 — that’s old at most any position.

  5. the real russ letlow August 16, 2013

    if you’ve never had a bone bruise, let me tell you it hurts like hell! Now, with that being said, I’m a little concerned that it will take a month for recovery…..

  6. GBslacker August 16, 2013

    Why can’t he take a pay-cut?

    He’s been damaged goods for a couple of seasons.

    He’s afraid to tackle.

    He will never be that guy from the Atlanta game ever again and he’s not worth the money they’re paying him.

  7. PF4L August 16, 2013

    “Tramon Williams May Not Be Ready Until the Regular Season”……………He hasn’t been ready since 2010……..What’s the excuse for him playing bad this season?….A bone bruise?…..Seems every year there is an injury excuse for his poor play……News Flash….Injury’s happen in the NFL, everyone deals with them……. Tramon Williams = Dead money. Paying a guy big money because he had a good season in 2010, is like paying a guy big money based on potential….No offence Finley.

    1. Phatgzus August 16, 2013

      A damaged nerve plexus isn’t your standard injury, sometimes it takes years to heal, sometimes it never does; it certainly affects his ability to press receivers which was what he was best at. He hasn’t been entirely awful, he did have a terrible 2nd game vs. Detroit, the Colts (a game in which a straight jacket couldn,t stop Reggie Wayne), the playoff game vs. SF, the and 2 abominable ones vs. Minisoda, but he also had good performances in the first game vs. SF, Seattle, St. Louis, Houston, Nawlins, Tennessee, 2 great games vs. Da
      Bears, and a stellar 1st game vs. Megatron. That being said he has not yet played up to an acceptable level that his contract merits. Give him one more year, see if House and Hyde develop, and try to trade him if they do.

  8. PF4L August 17, 2013

    Packers need to get rid of bloated salary’s…T W….Ryan P…Finley. I don’t see them around Lambeau Field next year. Just in those 3, I believe that’s about 20 million.

    1. #GetItRightRoger August 20, 2013

      You suck at being a Packer fan, really bad.

  9. PF4L August 17, 2013

    *Based on Finleys current deal