It’s that time again. The time to talk about one of the more controversial players on the New York Giants. Of course, that player is defensive end Leonard Williams.
Williams has the highest base salary on the team at the current moment, so fans expect to see him on the field and performing during training camp. It seems like they’re going to get their wish, because Williams has been removed from the non football injury list. Also, Williams was seen in practice the very same day, showing he’s ready to jump back into action.
Leonard Williams back on the field
Leonard Williams is off the non-football injury list. His hamstring has healed.
Williams practiced today at Giants training camp.
— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) August 14, 2020
Williams had a hamstring injury from the start of training camp, which kept him on the non football injury list until just now. However, there’s a big chance that even seeing Williams return to the field for the rest of training camp won’t be enough to silence his critics.
That’s mainly because the Giants owe Williams $16 million in salary this year, which puts him above other players that have done more for the team. Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram, and Jabrill Peppers are among the players that are set to make less this year than Williams.
He’ll have to improve from his half a sack in 2019 for sure, to have a chance of diminishing the harsh criticism for the Giants’ choice to bring him back for another year.
But to his credit, Williams has a pretty good chance this year. This will be his first full year with the Giants and it’s a decent time for it to happen. Entering a defensive line that also has Dalvin Tomlinson and Dexter Lawrence up front, it won’t be a lack of teammates potentially holding back Williams in 2020.