Packers claim LB Tim Williams off waivers from Baltimore

TE Evan Baylis released

LB Tim Williams
LB Tim Williams

The Green Bay Packers have claimed LB Tim Williams off of waivers from the Baltimore Ravens and released TE Evan Baylis. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transactions Thursday.

Williams, a 6-foot-3, 244-pound third-year player out of the University of Alabama, was originally selected by the Ravens in the third round (No. 78 overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. He played in 19 games for Baltimore, recording 16 tackles (12 solo), two sacks and two special teams tackles. Over his final two college seasons, Williams totaled 19.5 sacks and 28.5 tackles for a loss in 30 games while earning second-team All-America honors from The Associated Press and Sports Illustrated in 2016. He will wear No. 53 for the Packers.

Baylis spent the final week of the 2018 season and the first two weeks of this season on the Packers' practice squad before being signed to the active roster and playing in the last two games.