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Browns Get Big Greedy Williams Injury Update in Week 5

Larry Rupp
The Cleveland Browns got a big Greedy Williams injury update ahead of Week 5.
The Cleveland Browns got a big Greedy Williams injury update ahead of Week 5. / AP Photos/Nick Wass
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The Cleveland Browns have struggled to defend the pass this season, allowing the third-most yards per completion in the NFL (12.2). The good news is that reinforcements are on the way. Cornerback Greedy Williams is expected to practice today as he works his way back from a hamstring injury.

Greedy Williams Injury Update

Williams has missed each of the first four games of the 2022 season after being placed on the injured reserve (IR) shortly before Week 1. He has now been designated to return from the IR, meaning the Browns have three weeks to either add him to the active roster or shut him down for the entire year.

The 2019 second-round pick started 12 games as a rookie and racked up 47 tackles (2.0 for loss) to go along with 2 pass breakups. He then missed the entire 2020 season with a shoulder issue. In 2021, Williams logged 41 tackles, 10 pass breakups, 2 interceptions and 1 forced fumble in 16 games.

Adding Williams to a secondary that already includes the likes of Denzel Ward and Greg Newsome II would go a long way in turning things around on the back end. Cleveland finished with the seventh-best pass defense DVOA rating in 2021, so it's clear the talent and depth is there to get the job done.

Keep an eye on the level in which Williams participates in practice this week. It's too early to tell whether or not he will be able to suit up against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5. The Browns enter that matchup as 3-point home underdogs with +130 moneyline odds, per FanDuel Sportsbook.

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