On Saturday, the Inexperienced Bay Packers introduced that they’d elevated cornerback Tramon Williams from their observe squad for his or her NFC Championship matchup towards the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a COVID-19 substitute. Whereas this transaction would not usually make headlines across the league, Williams is now set to do one thing on Sunday that no different participant has completed. In accordance with ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Williams is on observe to turn out to be the primary NFL participant in historical past to play for 2 totally different groups in the identical postseason.
Williams performed within the divisional spherical with the Baltimore Ravens, however he was then launched on Monday. The Packers then added him to their observe squad, and attributable to this yr’s COVID-19-related rule adjustments, he has been elevated to the lively roster.
Williams has had two earlier stints with the Packers and even made the Professional Bowl in 2010. He was additionally a part of the group that gained Tremendous Bowl XLV, and he even began at cornerback within the recreation. The Ravens signed Williams again in November, and he recorded 14 mixed tackles and one move defensed as a reserve defensive again. He did not play in Tremendous Wild-Card Weekend towards the Tennessee Titans, however he did play within the divisional spherical towards the Buffalo Payments. Within the 17-3 loss, he recorded three mixed tackles and performed 21 % of the defensive snaps.
Apparently sufficient, Williams was promoted to the gameday roster rather than one other participant who was set to make NFL historical past earlier than Williams! Earlier this month, the Packers signed former Indianapolis Colts offensive sort out Jared Veldheer, who performed within the Colts’ wild-card matchup towards the Payments. He was set to make historical past with the Packers within the divisional spherical towards the Los Angeles Rams, however then examined constructive for the coronavirus and was compelled to overlook the sport. He is nonetheless out, so it seems Williams will certainly turn out to be the primary participant to play for 2 totally different groups within the postseason.