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Packers Make Tramon Williams An Offer

From Bob McGinn:

The Journal Sentinel learned the club is willing to pay Williams more than Harris, whose average per year is $5.418 million, but not close to Charles Woodson, whose deal averages $9.73 million.

Since his first renegotiation in 2004, Harris has received $11.75 million in signing and roster bonuses. It's expected that Williams' next contract would include bonuses in the $10 million to $12 million range.

Williams and his agent, Rodney Williams of Katy, Texas, are weighing what the Packers have offered against a possible excursion into the next unrestricted free-agent market. If, as expected, the next labor agreement brings a return to four accrued seasons as the trigger for unrestricted eligibility, Williams would be unrestricted in 2011.

Obviously, I am thrilled with this development. I only hope the anger Williams felt toward the club this summer over his Restricted tender has dissipated. He is a player the Packers can ill afford to lose.

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Kathy's picture

My viewpoint is...if you play well, keep your disgruntled feelings relatively quiet, and have a little patience (the most important thing after playing well), Ted Thompson will eventually reward you to keep you on the team.
Thrilled here that Williams is getting his due. Happy to have him as a Packer!

ShopeIV's picture

I really hope he accepts he is a stud this year... if he doesnt accept than i hope ted is willing to up his asking price

JohnRehor's picture

I was reluctant to say pay him over the summer until we saw him as a FT starter for a good part of the season. He has earned it-PAY THE MAN!

lebowski's picture

If Shields continues to improve and impress over the next year or two, how crazy that our starting corners would both be undrafted free agents? It would be so nice to be able to just concentrate on the front seven in the draft.

Oppy's picture

Tramon is no longer the starting CB of the future. He is the starting CB of the here and now.

Cleary, this contract offer has cemented the fact that Al Harris will be returning to the field as a nickle back for the long term.

Bob McGinn has reported that the Packers offer is greater than Harris' contract, but less than Woodson's.

How would you pull Williams off the field with the way he's playing, much less this contract, anyways?

keeley2's picture

Pay the man Shirley

redlights's picture

I think that a deal should be done. The CBA negotiations won't be done until late, so the teams with the most continutity will be at an advantage for the first half of the year.

With him and Shields, I think that we'll hear some bickering about playing time. Harris and Woodson won't want to be playing second fiddle.

viscapackers's picture

If you wrap him up, the secondary will be a strength for years to come with Collins, Burnett, Woodson, Shields and Williams, not to mention we'll have good depth provided by guys like Lee and Peprah. Thompson understands the revolving door nature of football and really has built a squad that has a long-term plan. We may never win the big-one (especially with the injury bug), but this is a team that will be in the playoffs for many many years to come. People may argue that the Lions have a good long-term plan, but I don't think any NFC North team is built to succeed for the long-term like we are.

I also hope that the team is earning some respect from the players in how they are handling these extensions. Other than Grant, TT hasn't really caved early on anyone and those who couldn't deal with the approach (ie Corey Williams) move on.

The Cullen situation will be interesting to watch play out.

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