EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants plan to sign free agent cornerback Brandon Williams, according to the NFL Network's Mike Garofolo.
The signing is contingent upon Williams clearing COVID-19 protocols and passing a physical.
Williams, 6-0 and 200 pounds, was a 2016 third-round draft choice by the Arizona Cardinals, from Texas A&M. He did not play in 2019. Williams was placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list early in training camp after undergoing offseason back surgery and hurt his shoulder after being activated. He spent the season on injured reserve.
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In his three active seasons in Arizona, Williams played in 45 games with three starts. He made each of his starts as a rookie – when he appeared in 13 games – and played in all 16 games in both 2017 and 2018.
Williams totaled 26 tackles (20 solo) on defense and 11 stops (seven solo) on special teams. He also returned 10 kickoffs for 192 yards, with a long runback of 29 yards.
Williams played running back for two seasons at Texas A&M before switching to cornerback as a senior. He began his collegiate career at Oklahoma in 2011 and sat out the 2012 season before playing for the Aggies.
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