Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams said he apologized to his teammates for his comments after Sunday's game about how he thinks the team practices too hard during the week, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Williams had said that some Eagles players were sluggish during the game, which Philadelphia won, because the coaching staff pushes them too much in practice.
“I did that out of anger and frustration. I could have been better in that situation,” Williams said. “I spoke to the team today. I addressed each man in there. Told them that I was sorry for what I said and put them in a difficult situation. I told them it won’t happen again."
The cornerback did not back down from the comments themselves -- he said he doesn't think he lied in that situation -- but realized the impact of saying his words publicly.
"I told them I won’t talk negatively about the team or where we’re going. We are 3-0. That’s something to be proud of," he said.
On Monday, Eagles coach Chip Kelly said he spoke to Williams about his comments and said he had "no issues" with his cornerback.
Philadelphia plays at San Francisco on Sunday.
- Molly Geary