Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams' injured right shoulder from the 2011 regular-season opener still has not returned to full strength and could limit his availability during training camp, reports Paul Imig of Fox Sports Wisconsin.
Williams, 29, had a breakout season in 2010, picking off six passes in the regular season and another four interceptions in the Packers' postseason run to a win in Super Bowl XLV. Despite the injury, Williams had a career-high 64 tackles and 22 passes defensed to go with four interceptions.
That was solid production for a player essentially operating on one arm, but he wasn't his dominant self and was not selected to go back to the Pro Bowl.
"We did strength tests on my shoulder (in early June) and it was at about 50 percent when they tested," Williams said. "It probably was worse during the season. It was bad. I hadn't done anything on it for a while, trying to heal it up a little bit. I started my rehab process, did that for a couple weeks, then we did the strength test to see where we were.
"It was terrible. If I hold my arm right here and told you to push it, I couldn't do it, I couldn't even hold it up, still."
Williams may not be 100 percent when camp opens, but the Packers can manage the situation so that his shoulder can get as close to full strength as possible before the regular season starts. A potential benefit to a limited Williams would be that it gives 2011 fourth-round pick Davon House (who did not play a snap of defense as a rookie) and 2012 second-round pick Casey Hayward additional reps with the first-team defense.