Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Consider retiring

The bad news is the Saints are down yet one more cornerback for the remainder of the season. The good news is, it could have been a lot worse for him.
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said Monday that all news related to injured cornerback P.J. Williams's brain injury was "positive," but it turns out the team is taking a cautious approach with him.

Williams went on injured reserve Wednesday, according to a report from Sporting News. A source told NOLA.com Monday that Williams had a concussion and "will be fine," but it's now highly unlikely he plays again in 2016.

The second-year cornerback was unconscious on the field at MetLife Stadium in the first quarter of the Saints' loss to the New York Giants. Trainers tended to him for about 5 minutes before placing him on a backboard, driving him off in a cart and rushing him to a local hospital.
The less important bad news for the Saints is they are completely out of corners already.  Just a month or so ago, this looked like it might be the strongest position on the team. Delvin Breaux, Keenan Lewis, Damian Swann, and now PJ are gone. (They had already lost Kyle Wilson over the summer.) It should be fun watching Sterling Moore and a couple of rookies chase people around haphazardly for the next several weeks until Breaux is able to walk.

Meanwhile, PJ might consider retirement after a scare like that.  Last year, Swann suffered three of these and I'm still amazed that he came back. 

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