Giants CB Teddy Williams has requested his release from the team in light of a family health issue, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed on Monday.
Williams has been away from the team for a few days dealing with the issue, and he has decided now is the time to separate himself from the game to become fully attentive to it.
Williams' agent, David Canter, took to Twitter to thank the Giants and GM Dave Gettleman for their compassion during this time.
"Everyone affiliated with the Giants organizaiton and especially Dave Gettleman have been absolutely incredible to us," Canter wrote. "Can not thank them enough on behalf of Teddy and his family."
Williams does expect to play in the NFL this season, and he hopes it is with the Giants. However, he didn't want to hold up a roster spot when he wouldn't be with the team.
Williams, who signed a one-year, $880,000 contract to play in New York this season, last played in the NFL in 2016 with the Panthers. He totaled five tackles, one interception and two pass defenses in three games.