Packers claim Tim Williams off waivers

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The Packers signed former Ravens linebacker Za'Darius Smith as a free agent this offseason and they claimed one of his Baltimore teammates off of waivers on Wednesday.

The Packers claimed linebacker Tim Williams a day after the Ravens cut the 2017 third-round pick. The Packers waived tight end Evan Baylis in a corresponding move.

Williams appeared in 19 games for the Ravens since arriving in the draft and played in all four games this season. He has 18 tackles and two sacks over the course of his career.

The Packers practiced without reserve linebacker Kyler Fackrell on Wednesday because of a shoulder injury. Williams will join first-round pick Rashan Gary as depth behind Za’Darius and Preston Smith on the edges of the Green Bay defense.

12 responses to “Packers claim Tim Williams off waivers

  1. I really liked him at bama and thought he was going too be real good in nfl. Ravens know linebackers and if they cut him I guess he isn’t as good as I thought. I don’t see a lot of ravens games so I’m prolly unaware

  2. Talented player but just seemed to have a hard time putting it all together. A change of scenery could do him good. Not a bad pick up by the Pack.

  3. aarons444 says:
    October 2, 2019 at 5:40 pm
    Really liked this kid coming out of Bama

    .. but if a solid defensive team like the Ravens give up on you??

    +++++++++++

    Out if their 4 games played, they only had one good game and that was against the lowly Dolphins. They have had back to back games where they have given up +500 yards. I’m not sure where this solid defensive team is that you speak of.

  4. Did he pass his physical?

    I always like to find that out before commenting on a player. I assume Z likes him or Gute wouldn’t have signed him.

  5. TW is a bust. Good in Preseason, good in practice, bombs on the field. Just one of those guys that don’t reach their potential. Sad really. Maybe a change of scenery will help him.

  6. Out if their 4 games played, they only had one good game and that was against the lowly Dolphins. They have had back to back games where they have given up +500 yards. I’m not sure where this solid defensive team is that you speak of.
    =====

    Top 10 D 4 of the last 5 years.

  7. All you need is to do is look at the curious case of Shaq Barrett, Von Miller and Bradley Chubb, sometimes a new team or scheme can help or hurt a guys production. Did Von Miller all of a sudden forget how to rush the passer? Did Barrett suddenly just figure it out?

    I have low expectations right now but high hopes for the guy I wanted the Pack to draft in 2017.

  8. All the talent, measurables, and stats at Bama, but also multiple failed drug tests + arrest for gun possession. Then completely unproductive in the NFL.

    That’s the type of player you get off the waiver wire this time of the season.

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