CB PJ Williams receives two-game suspension from Saints
According to ESPN’s Field Yates, Williams has been suspended for two games for violating the NFL’s sunstance-abuse policy:
Saints CB P.J. Williams – who has started 5 of 6 games in 2019 – has been suspended for the next two weeks of the season, per league source.
Williams is no stranger to getting in trouble with the league office. He landed on their radar after being arrested for drunk driving. Although the chargers were later reduced, it was clearly enough for the NFL to monitor his status for the 2019 NFL season.
PJ Williams has played an integral role in the Saints’ defense thus far. The former Florida State product has registered 18 tackles, two passes defenses, and a sack through the first six games. It is safe to say that his absence will leave a rather notable void in the secondary over these next two games.
With Williams out, cornerback Patrick Robinson is slated to fill in as his replacement for the time being. He has not seen much action this year after tallying a mere seven snaps on defense. The Saints could also look to cornerbacks Ken Crawley and Justin Hardee to help out in case Robinson is not up to the task.
While they may be able to get by without Williams against Chicago’s lackluster passing attack, there could be cause for concern when New Orleans hosts the Arizona Cardinals revamped offense in Week 8.