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    Saints Is Marcus Williams the most underrated safety in the league?

    Deep passes against us rarely connect in large part due to Williams being in position to break up or intercept the pass. As of now he has a cumulative PFF rating of 91.4, which is the highest on the team. I don't have access to PFF but it wouldn't surprise me if he's the highest graded safety in...
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    After missing four days of Saints training camp practice, Latavius Murray, Marcus Williams return to work

    NOLA.com By Herbie Teope | The Advocate / Picayune The Saints on Saturday had a welcome sight on the practice field. After missing four straight team practices, running back Latavius Murray and safety Marcus Williams were back to work in full pads and appeared to practice without limitations...
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    How Marcus Williams has helped settle the Saints' secondary and made it soar

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate One of the easiest things to do against the Saints has become one of the harder things to do against the Saints. Earlier this year, completing a deep pass against New Orleans wasn’t much of a problem. Offenses attempted 26 passes that traveled 15 or more yards...
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    Saints present game ball to Marcus Williams after win over Vikings

    (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn) By Rod Walker | The Advocate Marcus Williams walked out of the visitors' locker room at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday clutching a football. It was the game ball, presented to him after the Saints' 30-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. It was Williams' return to...
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    Saints, Marcus Williams approaching Vikings matchup like just another game

    By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Vengeance is a quintessential desire. When someone feels wronged, it’s typical to seek retribution. That’s natural. The New Orleans Saints will have a chance to avenge their divisional round loss from January when they play the Minnesota...
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    Saints goal for Marcus Williams: 'Let the natural ability and instincts take over'

    By Luke Johnson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Marcus Williams wants to make every play on the field. "That's Marcus," said New Orleans Saints defensive backs coach Aaron Glenn with a chuckle. "That's who he is." The trade off with that is that not every play can be made. Sometimes early in...
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    Saints DB on tracking Julio Jones: 'Just look for No. 11'

    By Herbie Teope - Around the NFL Writer | NFL.com NEW ORLEANS -- Two-time All-Pro Julio Jones certainly has the New Orleans Saints' attention ahead of Sunday's game. The Atlanta Falcons wide receiver enters Week 3 with 15 catches for 233 yards on 28 targets, which represents the third-highest...
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    Marcus Williams interception provided missing ingredient for Saints' defense

    By Luke Johnson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune After they got embarrassed by Tampa Bay in Week 1, the New Orleans Saints were putting together a bounce-back defensive performance Sunday (Sept. 16) against the Cleveland Browns, but it still did not taste right, it still was missing that one key...
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    The Saint nicknamed ‘Duck Boy’ has the perfect mentality to rebound from Minneapolis Miracle

    Eric Adelson | Columnist Yahoo Sports Morgan Scalley watched the Minneapolis Miracle and his heart sank. He is not a New Orleans Saints fan, per se. But he is a big fan of Marcus Williams, the Saints safety who made – or failed to make – the unforgettable play. It was Scalley who recruited...
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    Saints praising Williams’ response to unhappy ending

    AP / Fox Sports METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints can only hope safety Marcus Williams’ recent refusal to discuss the last play of last season isn’t a sign of mental fragility. New Orleans is counting on Williams, a 2017 second-round draft choice , to build on a largely promising...
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    Marcus Williams' athleticism, instincts frequently on display in Saints camp

    By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune After New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams intercepted Drew Brees for a third consecutive practice last Monday, the future Hall of Fame quarterback offered some of the highest possible praise for his second-year teammate. "If you were...
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    Saints training camp Day 12: Marcus Williams shines as defense makes several plays

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Dress code: Shorts and shells Attendance: WR Tommy Lewis, LB Manti Te’o, C Cameron Tom (chest) and DE Trey Hendrickson were not spotted. TE Ben Watson, DE Marcus Davenport, WR Austin Carr and S J.T Gray were spotted but limited. Overview: It was a somewhat...
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    Saints training camp Day 11: Marcus Williams continues his impressive camp

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Dress code: Shorts and shells Attendance: LB Manti Te’o, WR Austin Carr, Marcus Davenport, TE Benjamin Watson, WR Cameron Meredith (recovery from ACL), TE Michael Hoomanawanui, S Kamrin Moore (hamstring), C Cameron Tom (shoulder) and S J.T. Gray did not...
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    Walker: It's still early, but Marcus Williams MVP of Saints training camp so far

    By Rod Walker The plan wasn't to write about Marcus Williams for the second time in two weeks. But Williams has made it pretty difficult not to. Through nine practices — the midway point of the 18 training camp sessions scheduled for Metairie — Williams has been the MVP so far. At least...
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    Walker: It's still early, but Marcus Williams MVP of Saints training camp so far

    By Rod Walker The plan wasn't to write about Marcus Williams for the second time in two weeks. But Williams has made it pretty difficult not to. Through nine practices — the midway point of the 18 training camp sessions scheduled for Metairie — Williams has been the MVP so far. At least...
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    Saints training camp Day 10: Marcus Williams continues his stellar camp

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Dress code: Pads Attendance: TE Ben Watson, TE Michael Hoomanawanui, DE Marcus Davenport, RB Shane Vereen, S Kamrin Moore (hamstring), WR Cam Meredith, C Cameron Tom (chest), OL John Fullington. DE Cam Jordan and DE Alex Okafor were limited. Overview: One of...
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    Drew Brees likens Marcus Williams to Ed Reed

    By John Sigler | Saintswire New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees had an interesting comparison in mind during today’s post-training camp practice media availability. He was still trying to wrap his head around a beautiful interception made by second-year safety Marcus Williams, and only...
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    Saints training camp Day 5: Defense has its best practice with big play after big play

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Notable observations from New Orleans Saints training camp, Day 5 from The Advocate's Nick Underhill: Dress code: Pads Attendance: WR Brandon Coleman, TE Michael Hoomanawanui, WR Travin Dural, S Kamrin Moore and C Cameron Tom did not practice. Dural (broken...
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    Saints place a premium on versatility at the safety position

    By Luke Johnson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The New Orleans Saints have options at safety. Through the first four days of training camp, they have mixed and matched the back end of their defensive backfield with a rotation of Marcus Williams, Vonn Bell and offseason addition Kurt Coleman...
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    With dog-eat-dog mentality, Saints safety Marcus Williams is ready to make it to next level

    By Rod Walker The second-year safety used the word "past" six times during the first two minutes. The "past" is where Williams has buried his miscue that buried the Saints' season six months ago. Surely it hasn't been easy though. There have been plenty of reminders of the "Minnesota...

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