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P.J. Williams inks one-year, $2.3 million deal with Saints

The Saints have re-signed P.J. Williams to a a depth piece in the secondary yet again.

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The New Orleans Saints have re-signed defensive back P.J. Williams to a one-year deal worth $2.3 million fully guaranteed, first reported by Ian Rapoport.

The deal is actually an increase from the number we saw him sign for last season, possibly due to the versatility he showed, playing more safety than corner.

Including the postseason, Williams played 288 snaps at free safety and only 182 snaps at either slot or wide corner in 2020. His total of 527 snaps played was by far his lowest count since his rookie year.

While he showed some versatility by playing deep safety a good but, he did struggle in that role, allowing some big plays in coverage busts and not having the speed to make up for it.

However, this is purely a depth signing for a guy who can play any position in the secondary and has spent his entire five-year career in New Orleans. Considering the loss of Janoris Jenkins recently, that depth could come in handy next year.