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Report: CB Tramon Williams Visits Cleveland Browns

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Report: CB Tramon Williams Visits Cleveland Browns

Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Wiliams—Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Wiliams—Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports.

Free agent cornerback Tramon Williams is visiting the Cleveland Browns on Sunday,  acording to Adam Schefter of ESPN:

Williams is perhaps the top remaining cornerback on the market after several others agreed to deals in the past week, including former Packer Davon House, who has since joined the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Browns are looking to replace Buster Skrine, who recently inked a contract with the New York Jets.

Interest in Williams appeared to wane after the New Orleans Saints brought him in for a visit last week, although the two sides never came to an agreement. The Saints later signed former Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner instead.

The Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles also reportedly expressed interest in Williams, but instead went after other options in free agency, respectively signing Cary Williams and Byron Maxwell.

Williams also reportedly turned down a two-year $8 million deal with the Packers prior to the start of free agency, and it remains to be seen whether that deal is still on the table.

The former Packers cornerback was seeking a deal providing greater security in terms of both more years and a higher dollar amount, per Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. From that perspective, it's unknown whether Williams has adjusted his expectations as well.


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Phillthy's picture

I see what he's doing, he's anticipating this being his last contract. He was always a tad underpaid being an UFA however he has surpassed any anticipation of what his potential may have been. I would be devastated to see him leave, this guy is the reason for our recent super bowl victory, a true professional. Teddy doesn't like to pay or keep aging secondary members.

Nick Perry's picture

Williams made a heck of a lot of money the last 4 years so you kind of lost me on the underpaid comment. While TED doesn't normally sign em over 30 I think losing Williams would be tough. It just creates another need in the draft or a more urgent need I should say should they lose him.

EddieLee's picture

There probably isn't a position in the NFL less forgiving to age then CB. Very few starting CB's play well past 32. That is why House will end up making more then Williams this year.

Allan Murphy's picture

We need TW back ............

balding_pastor's picture

Only a foolish organization would give a DB of his age more than a 2 year contract, so given their track record, chances are Cleveland will do just that. It's too bad he won't accept the GB offer, 8 mill for 2 years isn't chump change.

sheppercheeser's picture

This Tramon signing thing has been going on for so long, that I'm worried that if the Packers did sign Williams, he wouldn't have his heart in playing hard. He's been known to take off on plays and that trend may continue.

ES 1957's picture

Tramon has been a very good and durable player for the Packers. His 2010 post season play was nothing short of spectacular. Hope he signs for 2 years with the Pack, but as this will likely be his last multi year deal, it makes sense for him to try to maximize it.

4thand1's picture

2010 or did you mean the 2011 ? Either way he was really good. Also he seems to play really good against Calvin Johnson. But, it's a young mans game and they're cheaper.

Allan Murphy's picture

TW needs to come back home 8 million was on the table before and should still be if TT respects TW ....

DrealynWilliams's picture

Good news/Bad news if we don't sign Tramon.

Ted/Dom has never had a problem finding a serviceable CB in later rounds or (undrafted) free agency.

The Pack will lack physicality, leadership (not so much experience) within the CB group.

barutanseijin's picture

A corner has to be pretty exceptional to do much in his first year. I don't know if TT's going find a UDFA Charles Woodson.

DrealynWilliams's picture

Don't forget that we'll be playing Sam,Casey,Micah. That means CB number 4 doesn't have to be "Charles Woodson".

I don't think a CB has to be exceptional his rookie year. Sam wasn't even drafted and we knew from the jump his potential was through the roof.

barutanseijin's picture

Who's going to play on the outside opposite Shields? I don't think Hyde can do it. I like Hayward, but he's still unproven on the outside. So I do think they need somebody who can contribute right away.

DrealynWilliams's picture

Playing outside doesn't demand the CB to be a speed demon. Sam is among the fastest in his position and he still gets burned. Give me good technique/discipline over speed any day. I'm confident we'll be fine with Hayward and Hyde. I'm not saying we don't need another CB. I'm saying there's no need to panic. I'm sure TT will draft a CB and sign more than a couple after the draft to add depth.

White92's picture

I really thought Ted would re-sign House. Without House, I think the secondary becomes quite thin. Apparently Ted has given his final offer and won't go above.

DrealynWilliams's picture

Thin -- but still talented.

Evan's picture

3 year, $21 million...the Browns are still the Browns.

HankScorpio's picture

That's pretty crazy money, IMO.

Good for Tramon, though. I'm happy for him.

barutanseijin's picture

Tramon signs with Browns. Best of luck to him in Cleveland. And best of luck to the Packers in finding a suitable replacement.

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