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Veteran Cornerback Marcus Williams Making Strong Case for Roster Spot

The Saints secondary is already loaded, but Marcus Williams is doing his best to squeeze his way into the rotation.

The 27-year-old cornerback made a superb read on the ball to snag a 58-yard pick-six against Chargers quarterback Geno Smith in the fourth quarter.

Williams used his veteran savvy and instincts to swing the momentum of the game.

“I saw the receiver running towards me like he was trying to sell a deep route, and I knew the ball had to come out quick,” Williams said to The Advocate. “I just stopped on it, looked back at the quarterback and made the play.”

Since going undrafted out of North Dakota State in 2014, the journeyman has bounced around the league (Houston Texans, New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals), with the Saints being his fourth team.

Williams has amassed 115 tackles and 10 interceptions throughout his pro career.

Williams was released by the Cardinals in May shortly after being signed. However after Saturday’s performance, it appears he’s in prime position to find a home on the Saints.

“It’s been a grind,” Williams said to The Advocate. “I always had faith that if I could keep working hard and keep doing my job, something would happen. When I got that call from the Saints, I wanted to make sure I made the most of it.”

New Orleans concludes the preseason on Thursday when they host the Los Angeles Rams at 8 p.m. (EST).