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Report: CB Tramon Williams Leaves New Orleans Without Contract

Free agent cornerback Tramon Williams—Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports.

Free agent cornerback Tramon Williams—Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports.

Free agent cornerback Tramon Williams left New Orleans without a contract offer from the New Orleans Saints, according to report from Mike Triplett of ESPN.com on Thursday afternoon.

Triplett wrote that "the Saints remain in play for his services," but that was before it was reported the Saints would be signing fellow cornerback Brandon Browner in free agency, per Adam Schefter of ESPN:

Three teams that reportedly displayed some degree of interest in Williams have now all committed money to other cornerbacks in free agency.

In addition to the Saints, the both the Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles were interested in Williams but have since signed Cary Williams and Byron Maxwell respectively.

Before the start of free agency, Williams reportedly turned down a two-year, $8 million offer from the Green Bay Packers, according to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

It's unknown whether the Packers' offer is still on the table or whether Williams will have to re-adjust his expectations after seeing several opportunities dry up.

The Packers have already lost one cornerback in free agency, watching Davon House ink a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars worth an average of $6.25 million per season.

If the Packers were to lose Williams, their depth at the position would take a hit, although they still have players like Sam Shields, Casey Hayward, Micah Hyde and Demetri Goodson under contract.

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KenEllis's picture

Anyone else getting the feeling the rest of the NFL does not value Tramon very highly?

jmac34's picture

no one wants to pay a 32 year old corner big money

Nick Perry's picture

Or give them 3 years

EddieLee's picture

It seemed like there was a pretty good crop of CB free agents this year all around the age of 30. All the teams that were reported to have interest in Williams had another player in mind OR Tramon priced himself out of consideration. Reminds me of the James Jones situation who eventually came back and signed a 2nd contract with the Packers.

Evan's picture

Good analogy - though I imagine Tramon's case is more age-related.

Point Packer's picture

Wonder if he's looking for a 3 or even 4 year deal and teams are balking. After thinking he was gone, I'm now leaning toward re-signing. But who knows.

Ibleedgreenmore's picture

Well in TT we trust, whatever happens, maybe Tramon will end up at another location. He gave up some easy TD last year.

Allan Murphy's picture

T.W will be back and Corey Bankie will be the happy Packers Transplant in the world :)

FITZCORE1252's picture

Good. Now offer him 6 million over two years. Should've taken the 8 million, TW. It's like leaving the Shark Tank to go think about things in the hall... come back and BOOM...Mark Cuban lowers the offer.

L's picture

We'll see.

All that's really important is that he returns on a fairly team friendly deal and I think he will.

HankScorpio's picture

I think the Packers exceeded the number they had in mind on Cobb & Bulaga. They had enough wiggle room that it would not be necessary to reduce their offer to Williams. But there is NT to address. And rookies to sign. Maybe add a vet ILB. Or a TE. $21 mil just doesn't go as far as it used to go. Plus maybe get a jump on re-signing some guys that are up after 2015. Maybe they really like Goodson or Glover-Wright. So who knows?

I would like to see them add a veteran CB at around that $4 mil price. Williams is my top choice. With the feeding frenzy beginning to die down, it's becoming more likely that Williams would agree to the Packers offer that was not to his liking earlier.

The TKstinator's picture

I don't think that GB exceeded their parameters on Cobb or Bulaga.

L's picture

Agreed.

L's picture

Well said.

Allan Murphy's picture

Ok give him 6 million a season + 2 million signing bouns .

MarkinMadison's picture

???

The TKstinator's picture

How about $12 mil per season with a $4 mil signing bonus?

Oh, wait, who are we talking about again?

Evan's picture

Damn. Jordan Cameron (2 year, $14 mil) and Terrence Knighton (1 year, $4 mil) both signed for very reasonable deals.

Nick Perry's picture

I was just getting ready to comment on the Knighton signing. One year $4 million? Common TED, thats as affordable as affordable gets and if you didn't notice the Cowboys and Seahawks still ran the ball on us. Raji may help but damn, $4 million!!!!!! That's a hell of a deal. Hope Raji signs and is back to 2010 form and Goddell doesn't suspend Guion for too many games.

The TKstinator's picture

I hope Pot Roast doesn't tear a bicep.

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

There was some scuttlebutt that "Pot Roast" Knighton was out of shape. Still, $4 mill is pretty decent. He is a run-stuffer. No word on Raji. Is he healthy? Is he looking at other teams? Does he want $4 mill again?

Evan's picture

According to JS he's healthy and stronger than ever. Squatting 1,100+ pounds.

Nick Perry's picture

All reports I heard was BJ wanted to play in Green Bay this year. I'd like to see him playing at NT again and see what he does. I think we'll see a version of Raji closer to 2010 than 2013 at NT. Still, Knighton at $4 million??? Wow!

Nick Perry's picture

Thing about Cameron is one more concusion and he may be sitting for a while. Hasn't he had like 3 of them already? I didn't check before I posted.

Evan's picture

"He'd be a nice piece to have, but not for a comp pick and one year rental."

That's a good point.

L's picture

yup, same thing I was about to say.

Nick Perry's picture

That's what I'm thinking too. One more concussion and he'll be sitting for a while, maybe a long while.

Clay's picture

Man you guys nailed it bringing this up....The Knighton deal???

Let's go Ted sign Raji now. Hell at that price sign everyone out there.

Nick Perry's picture

New England is one team who might try to swoop in and sign Raji. I really think Raji playing his natural position (NT) we'll see something closer to 2010 than years more recent.

sonomaca's picture

Should be able to get Raji for very little dough. Ditto for Guion. Packers must have been quietly celebrating as the cuffs went on, because his stupidity sure saved the team a nice chunk of change.

BTW, if Mariota starts dropping, might Ted attempt to trade up some and get him? Rodgers is still fairly young, but it mike take 3 or 4 years of Mariota to become the next great QB in GB.

sonomaca's picture

Yes, but the exact same thing could have been said about Aaron Rodgers, non? The only difference is that Favre was 5 years older. If they feel Mariota can some day be a top 5 QB, I think you have to at least think about it.

Evan's picture

If Knighton got $4 million, what's Raji get? $1-2? And Guion should be about the same.

sonomaca's picture

$1.5 with incentives. Guion gets Raji deal, with an off-the-field trouble discount.

The Packers have been killing free agency. They got Bulaga and Cobb at a discount. Now, it looks as if they may get Truman on the cheap, as well. They're going to get one or two good NT's for next to nothing. Resigning Hayward and Daniels should be no problem next year. Won't be heartbroken if Perry and Neal are gone.

L's picture

I wouldn't necessarily say either Cobb or Bulaga really resigned at discounts.

Resigning Cobb made him the highest paid slot receiver in the NFL and by a decent amount so I wouldn't really count that as a discount, but they certainly didn't pay him as much as what it appeared other teams on the market were willing to so I get your point.

Bulaga I think more or less resigned for about around where the Packers anticipated they would have to, and like to (maybe a bit more than like), pay him; even though he too probably could have made additional money going to another team.

Overall, I'm not sure if I'd personally consider either of them as true discounts given where the Packer's comfort level was in resigning them at, but again I get the semantics of your comment as it related to the value the open market appeared to be offering them.

RCPackerFan's picture

Good point.
So if the Packers got both Raji and Guion for $4 million, do you think in the end it's better then getting Knighton for the same?

I think I would rather have Raji and Guion.

HankScorpio's picture

As we move into the 2nd week of FA, we're going to start seeing more and more deals like the one Knighton signed. This is when I would like the Packers to be more active. You won't turn a weakness to a strength after the initial frenzy but you can shore up weaknesses at reasonable prices that don't blow up your cap.

I'm not really sold on either Raji or Guion but the Packers definitely need to add a NT. Mike Pennell is an interesting prospect but I don't think he's ready to be "the guy". I would like to see TT give Vince Wilfork a call. If the price is too high, Raji and Guion will still be there.

Other than NT, I still would love to see CB, ILB and/or TE on a short-term, short-money deal.

RCPackerFan's picture

What is with all this talk about the Packers being interested in Percy Harvin?
I just don't see it. Don't get me wrong, he is a tremendous talent, and he could provide help on special teams, along with adding a new dimension to the offense. Imagine having him and Cobb in the the slot together.
I just have a hard time seeing them interested.

DrealynWilliams's picture

"I just have a hard time seeing them interested."

I'm with you on that.

L's picture

Me too.

Evan's picture

I'd love to see it happen. It won't, but it would be awesome.

A. He was cut, so no comp pick. That's huge.

B. If was willing to be the primary return man with a small role on offense, he would be a huge weapon.

I know personally he always terrified me when he had the ball in his hand. To my eyes, no one goes 0-60 faster.

Of course, it's always all about price.

RCPackerFan's picture

I agree with everything you said. I just don't see them interested. I could be dead wrong. I just don't see it.

He would be a huge weapon as a return man. And he could be a great role player. He was the biggest reason why the Packers lost to the Seahawks in week 1 last year. He tilts the field for sure.

My problem with him is all off field stuff.

HankScorpio's picture

I'm guessing that the "interest" in Harvin is just a negotiating ploy by Harvin's agent.

Evan's picture

No way, dude! Ted was THISCLOSE to landing Revis.

EDIT: If it is a negotiating ploy, the agent should be fired. How is Ted Thompson leverage? Everyone knows he won't pay full market value.

Agent: "You better pay up, Ted Thompson is also interested."

Team: "LOL Good luck with that."

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

Well done, Evan. LOL

sonomaca's picture

If the Packers don't get Williams back, they're looking awfully thin at corner. It's not clear that Hayward can play outside on a consistent basis. I sure hope Goodson can play, and play before he starts getting social security checks.

J0hn Denver's Gavel's picture

''and play before he starts getting social security checks.''

That's gold, Jerry, GOLD!

sheppercheeser's picture

Well, we always have Jarrett Bush! OMG, what did I just say?

HankScorpio's picture

Right now, they don't. He's a FA now.

sheppercheeser's picture

Not sure if I feel bad for the blow to Tramon's ego or if I should feel glad that we can still sign him. Guess I could go with both.

Tom Legener's picture

Best off season ever.
Lions lose Suh. We cut all our problems. Bears lose Marshall and KEEP CUTLER! Vikeys sign Bostick, and will likely lose Purple Jesus. We keep Cobb & Bulaga. Tramon can't find a deal, and will probably come crawling back. Raj & Guy look like they will be cheap. Tolz over Flynn for backup QB get's done. Kuuuuuuhn once again isn't hot in FA. Did I mention that Suh is GONE?!

Best ever.

EddieLee's picture

Except our biggest barrier to SB 50 secured a game changing TE that will dramatically improve their offense. Other then Seattle though, everyone around us seemed to take a step back.

Nick Perry's picture

Seattles OL is currently a mess. They lost their RT last year and never really replaced him, they lost a All-Pro Center in the trade for Graham, and they just lost their RG Carpenter who Lynch ran behind much of the time. Seattle still has a great defense, but the Packers offense will be even better this year with Adams and Rodgers in their 2nd years. Yes they got Graham but Wilson was sacked 42 times last year, this year it will be more.

4thand1's picture

Gotta have the big guys up front.

Crackerpacker's picture

Wonder what Tramon Williams Meant when he tweeted It's not the hand your dealt but how you play it.

MarkinMadison's picture

Probably waiting for a two-team bidding war.

jimtalkbox's picture

I fully expect for Tramon to be back in the fold over the course of the weekend.

The Saints signed Browner which would probably (not completely) leave them out of the market for Williams.

Who else is going to sign a 32 year old corner this time of year?

Nick Perry's picture

New England, they lost both of their starters from last years team. New England is exactly the kind of team who would try and sign Williams. But I think you're right, Williams will be back in Green Bay.

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