The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed cornerback Trevor Williams to their practice squad, the team announced on Wednesday.
Williams, 27, was in Pittsburgh for a tryout on Monday. The 5 foot 11, 191 pound cornerback has also played with the Los Angeles Chargers, Arizona Cardinals and was most recently on the practice squad of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Williams 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 since going in drafted coming out of Penn State.
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.
Before signing Williams the team did not have a cornerback on its practice squad.
The Steelers released linebacker and long snapper Christian Kuntz in a corresponding transaction. Kuntz, A Duquesne an ChartiersValley alum, had been on the Pittsburgh practice squad since Nov. 24.