Tramon Williams should be in his comfortable #38 uniform for the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon. Days after signing to the team's practice squad, the longtime veteran was elevated to the active roster on Saturday for this weekend's NFC Championship game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Williams gets a special classification as a COVID-19 emergency replacement elevation, allowed due to the team having offensive tackle Jared Veldheer on the reserve/COVID-19 list. That means that the Packers can bring two additional players up from the practice squad as standard elevations.
Indeed, the Packers did just that, bringing up fellow cornerback KeiVarae Russell and defensive lineman Brian Price along with Williams. Each of those two players was also elevated and active last Saturday in the Packers' Divisional playoff win over the Los Angeles Rams.
This will be Williams' first game with the Packers since last year's NFC title game in San Francisco. He went unsigned for much of the 2020 season before landing with the Baltimore Ravens. However, the Ravens released him after their playoff defeat in Buffalo last Sunday, freeing him up to rejoin his old team.
Williams may even have a chance to play some significant snaps on Sunday as well. Kevin King is listed as questionable on the final injury report of the week with a back injury, while Ka'Dar Hollman and Josh Jackson have been healthy scratches lately. Williams may provide a veteran presence both on the boundary and in the slot.
Stay tuned on Sunday to see whether King plays and if all three of these players are indeed active for the game.