Browns CB Greedy Williams is glad to be back with the team at OTAs after missing all of last season due to nerve damage in his shoulder.
“It’s a great feeling,” Williams said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Just being reunited with the team, going through the drills with them and things like that, it gives you the happiest moments.”
Williams is ready for competition this offseason with first-round CB Greg Newsome and praised the rookie’s intelligence and footwork.
“We’re just going to do what we do,” Williams said. “Greg is a great kid, nice footwork and smart. I’m happy for him. First round, came here and came to an up-and-coming franchise. I’m happy for him. I am happy for this team and happy for the organization. I am just ready to get to work with my brothers and put the work in.”
Browns HC Kevin Stefanski mentioned that he’s been pleased with Williams’ rehab from his shoulder issue and is “really excited” to have him back.
“It told me a ton about him,” Stefanski said. “Like anybody going through an injury, he had some tough moments there, but when he was in this building, he had a smile on his face and he worked really hard in that training room. I can tell you, we’re all really excited to see him out on the field going through drills. He has some more work to do, but to see him back on the field and see No. 26 working is great.”
- Drew Rosenhaus announced he will be Newsome’s new agent.
The Baltimore Ravens announced that they have promoted five members of its personnel department, including:
- Vice President of Football Administration Nick Matteo
- National Scout Andrew Raphael
- Southeast Area Scout Joey Cleary
- West Coast Area Scout Corey Frazier
- Southwest Area Scout Chas Stallard
Steelers OT Chukwuma Okorafor said he’s not focused on his expiring contract with the team and intimated that he’s not rushing to finalize a deal.
“I mean, honestly, I have one job, and it is to play, whether it’s my second year or my last year on my deal,” Okorafor said, via Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I don’t really focus on that (contract) yet. I still have — what? — six, seven, eight months until I have to look at it.”
Regarding converting from right to left tackle, Okorafor said he’s comfortable playing wherever asked of him given he has experience at both positions.
“Honestly, I’m just going to do whatever I am told,” Okorafor said. “Whether it’s left tackle, whether it’s right tackle, I have done both, so it doesn’t really matter that much to me. I won’t be working any more or less (pending) that.”
Okorafor reiterated that he doesn’t feel any additional pressure by switching to left tackle and can play any position required.
“I feel like there isn’t any more pressure,” Okorafor said. “If it’s playing left tackle, left guard or center, it’s still having to block for (quarterback Ben Roethlisberger) and block for … whoever’s running the ball. If it’s left side, right side, center, it doesn’t matter to me. It’s moreso about having sure whoever is playing, it’s just having to block well.”