The Green Bay Packers have likely made most of their major moves in free agency, but one of the few remaining questions surrounds the starting cornerback spot opposite Sam Shields. Reserve corner Davon House has already departed from the Jacksonville Jaguars, leaving Tramon Williams as the only unsigned Green Bay defensive back with starting experience. Though he can still be re-signed, there is going to be competition. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Williams is visiting with the New Orleans Saints Tuesday night.
Williams has served as a starter for the Packers since taking over for Al Harris in 2009. He had his best season in 2010, intercepting six passes and holding quarterbacks to a passer rating of 43.8 on balls thrown in his direction per Pro Football Focus. Williams struggled through a shoulder injury in 2011 and 2012, but the veteran began to regain his form over the last two seasons. Even at 32, Williams is capable of starting for the Packers.
If Williams departs, Green Bay will be left with Shields, Casey Hayward, Micah Hyde, Demetri Goodson and Tay Glover-Wright. Shields is a fixture at one starting spot, with only Hayward playing significant snaps along the perimeter. Still, Hayward is better suited to the slot where his instincts and playmaking skills can be optimized. Barring an unlikely dip into free agency, the Packers would need to find a new starter in the draft should Williams depart.