Packers Trade Williams To Cleveland


The Green Bay Packers Saturday traded DT Corey Williams to the Cleveland Browns for a second-round selection in the 2008 NFL Draft. The transaction was announced by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations.

A sixth-round draft pick by Green Bay in 2004 out of Arkansas State, Williams spent the past four seasons with the Packers, serving as a versatile player in the team's defensive line rotation.

Williams played in 56 games with Green Bay, making 20 starts. He totaled 156 tackles and 17 sacks. In 2007, Williams played in all 16 games, including nine starts, while establishing career bests for tackles (51) and sacks (7-tie).

The trade of Williams to Cleveland provides Green Bay with the 56th overall pick in the April 26-27 NFL Draft, giving the Packers three choices within the first 60 selections (also Nos. 30 and 60).

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