Packers elevate Tramon Williams to active roster for NFC title game

Green Bay Packers, Tramon Williams (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Tramon Williams (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Tramon Williams played a key role in the Green Bay Packers‘ last Super Bowl run.

He’ll be making his return just in time as the Packers push to make it back to the big game for the first time since then.

The Packers announced on Saturday that they have elevated Williams to the gameday roster as a COVID-19 replacement.

In a unique season that allows a player with Williams’ experience to be signed to the practice squad, he is set to make his third Packers debut just a week after playing for the Baltimore Ravens in their divisional round exit to the Buffalo Bills.

Williams has plenty of NFC Championship Game experience with the Packers.

He was there, of course, when the team defeated the Chicago Bears during their 2010 Super Bowl run. Williams also experienced the tough defeat to the Seattle Seahawks in 2014.

The last game he played for the Packers? Last year’s NFC title game against the San Francisco 49ers.

It’s fitting that the former Pro Bowl cornerback gets one more run with the Packers and, once more, they arrive in the NFC title game aiming to make another trip to the Super Bowl.

What role — if any — will Williams have against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

Well, it could depend on Kevin King’s status. King is questionable to play on Sunday due to a back injury. If he’s out, expect to see more from Williams, who already knows the system.

Even if King does play, Williams could still see some game time with his versatility to play multiple positions in the secondary. Matt LaFleur might also want Williams to return punts, which has been a problem for this team for much of the season.

No matter what role Williams plays tomorrow afternoon, it’s great to have him back in Green Bay for one more playoff run.