The New Orleans Saints will be without their top nickel cornerback, P.J. Williams, for the next two weeks. He was suspended two games for violating the NFL's policy and program on substances of abuse, stemming from a January arrest.
Williams was initially charged with driving while intoxicated. But the case was resolved in August when he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of reckless operation of a motor vehicle.
Williams, 26, has played more than 80% of the Saints' snaps this year, with two passes defensed and a sack while starting five of their six games. However, the Saints have good depth in their secondary behind him.
Rookie safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson has played about 10 snaps per game in big nickel and dime packages. And 10th-year veteran Patrick Robinson had established himself as one of the best slot corners in the league before he broke his ankle last September.