Cary Williams missed around one month of the Eagles' offseason program because of his wedding and other personal matters. He is back at practice, having returned last Tuesday after missing the first week of OTAs and the first day of the second week. Williams said he's taken some snaps with the first-team defense during that time, although he was with the second team during Tuesday's practice.
Williams sounded unconcerned about his spot on the depth chart at this point.
“That’s what coach wants, that’s what he’s doing, and that’s fine with me," Williams said. "It’s just one of those things where I missed a couple of weeks, guys have been here, and coach has given them an opportunity. And that’s fine. OTAs are OTAs. When we get the pads on, it’s a different thing.”
Williams was signed to be the Eagles' top cornerback. He believes that's what he'll become for this team. Williams emphasized that he's not a rookie, that it's only OTAs, and that he can quickly pick up the defense and adjust to the players around him. He still worked out during his absence.
Williams said he had his wedding planned before he signed with the Eagle. It was important to his wife, and he did not believe the missed time was a major concern.
"Just because it was OTAs, doesn’t mean I need to derail my plans for a situation like that," Wlliams said. "Not being disrespectful. Everybody has their own personal life, and things to take care of. And in my life, I have something to take care of, and I felt that was important. It was either me giving my wife what she wanted, or me coming out here playing with guys. And that’s what it was. I didn’t give her a wedding when first got together, and now we were able to do that. As far as I’m concerned, I did what was more important to me at the time, and family is the most important thing.”
Look for more on Williams and his progress in Wednesday's Inquirer.