One of the big free agent signings of the spring for the Green Bay Packers was cornerback Tramon Williams. The former Packer spent three years away after signing a contract with the Cleveland Browns during the 2015 offseason, but at age 35 he returned to the Packers on a two-year deal this year.
If his first snap of the preseason is any indication, that’s going to work out just fine.
The Packers sat Williams in their first exhibition game, but he got the start at right cornerback against the Pittsburgh Steelers in game two. On the first play from scrimmage, Williams jumped the route of his receiver, Derrius Heyward-Bey, and picked off Mason Rudolph’s pass. With nothing but green in front of him, Williams was able to practically walk 26 yards into the end zone for the game’s first points.
Here’s a look at the play:
The Packers added a touchdown on their first offensive series as well, with Aaron Rodgers leading a drive that started on the Steelers’ side of midfield. Rodgers completed two of four passes for 35 yards and a touchdown — a 27-yard catch-and-run by Davante Adams and the eight-yard score to Jimmy Graham, who also came to Green Bay as a free agent this offseason.
On the play, Graham used his massive 6-foot-6 frame to box out a defender and catch what was essentially a jump ball from Rodgers. Take a look here.
So far, it’s been a good start for the Packers’ big offseason signings.