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Steelers Hosted former Penn State, Chargers CB Trevor Williams for Tryout

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The Steelers had a visitor to UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on Monday, as former Penn State cornerback Trevor Williams worked out for the team.

Williams, 27, was most recently on Jacksonville’s practice squad but was released on Dec. 14. He started the 2020 season with the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad and was activated to their active roster twice this season before suffering a rib injury.

The 5-foot-11, 191-pound Williams has also spent time with the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers since going undrafted after coming out of Penn State in 2012.

He made 15 starts for Los Angeles in 2017 in his most extensive action. In total, Williams has played in 41 games and recorded 113 tackles, four tackles for loss, three interceptions and 23 passes defended.

Williams was originally recruited to Penn State as a wide receiver coming out of Calvert Hall in Towson, Maryland, before moving to cornerback for his final three seasons.

The Steelers are expected to be without starting cornerback Joe Haden for their first playoff game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday night. Usual Dime cornerback Cam Sutton is expected to start in his place, with either Justin Layne or rookie James Pierre filling in for Sutton in the Dime package.

The team does not have a cornerback on its practice squad, which has a pair of open spots entering this week.

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