Eagles cornerback Cary Williams, who emphasized the “voluntary” in voluntary offseason workouts, is on hand when the work matters most.
After skipping three weeks of OTAs to attend to a honeymoon, dental work, his daughter’s recital and picking out sconces, Williams actually reported to training camp two days early.
Eagles defensive backs coach John Lovett said he was surprised to see one of the team’s free agent acquisitions walk through the door while preparing film.
“I was in my office with [assistant defensive backs coach] Todd [Lyght] watching cut-ups and all of a sudden Cary walks in,” Lovett said, via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I was like, ‘What are you doing here?’”
Of course, Williams was around for the mandatory minicamp, and now that he’s in camp ahead of time, he should be good for the coming season.
“I think he might have missed three weeks,” Lovett said. “I wish he hadn’t missed three weeks. He missed three weeks and he had a lot of things going on in his personal life that he had to take care of. . . .
“Did he miss some of the stuff? Yeah. Will he catch up? Yes. He’s a student of the game and he’ll catch up and I expect him to have a very good year.”
Williams’ decision to take the days off he’s entitled to take off drew criticism, but it shouldn’t matter at this point. But if he struggles on the field, Eagles fans will certainly use his daughter’s dance recital as the reason.