Payton says cornerback PJ Williams is heading back to New Orleans, progress ‘encouraging’

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 18: P.J. Williams #25 of the New Orleans Saints is tended to by medical staff after being injured in the first quarter during the first quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on September 18, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Saints head coach Sean Payton said starting cornerback PJ Williams is heading back to New Orleans Monday after suffering a concussion in Sunday’s 16-13 loss to the New York Giants.

Williams was carted off the field after getting a knee to the head by teammate Craig Robertson as the two combined on a tackle.

Payton says the signs for Williams are encouraging.

The Saints lost to the Giants, despite winning the turnover battle 3-0. The big play in the game occurred in the second quarter. Wil Lutz’s 38 yard field goal attempt was blocked and returned 65 yards for a touchdown by Janoris Jenkins.

Here’s what safety Roman Harper said about that play, and how the Saints can move forward after an 0-2 start.

The Saints and the Redskins are the only 0-2 teams in the NFC.

Chicago, 0-1, hosts Philadelphia Monday night.

The Saints host the Atlanta Falcons Monday night September 26th at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.