Thursday, March 22, 2018

Report: Tramon Williams to sign two-year contract with Packers

Tramon Williams was a member of the Packers from 2007-2014

Tramon Williams is back with the Green Bay Packers. According to former Green Bay Packers wide receiver and current NFL Network analyst James Jones, the Packers will sign Williams to a two-year contract. The exact details of the contract have yet to be released, but it's likely he will finish his career with the Packers.
Williams started his career with the Houston Texas in 2006 but he did not see any playing time. He joined the Packers in 2007 and was on the roster for eight seasons. During his time with the Packers, Williams recorded 114 passes defended and 28 interceptions. His best season came in 2010 as he posted 20 passes defended and six interceptions. He reached the Pro Bowl that season and helped the Packers win the Super Bowl.
From 2015-2016, Williams played for the Browns and did not have the same success. In 22 games with the Browns, the Louisiana Tech alum recorded 14 passes defended and two interceptions. He was cut from the Browns back in February 2017. Williams then signed with the Arizona Cardinals and had one of his better seasons, recording two interceptions and 10 pass breakups. Since 2006, Williams has recorded eight seasons with at least 10 interceptions and pass breakups, and that ties him for the most for any NFL player during that span.
This was a much-needed move for the Packers since they have yet to sign a veteran free-agent cornerback. During the course of free-agency, the Packers have targeted Trumaine Johnson, talked to Bashaud Breeland and even tried to sign Kyle Fuller away from the Chicago Bears. But Johnson ended up signing with the New York Jets, Breeland is dealing with a serious injury and the Bears matched the Packers' offer for Fuller.
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Last week, the Packers traded Damarious Randall to the Cleveland Browns and Morgan Burnett signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers. That left Quinten Rollins and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix as the most experienced defensive backs on the roster. Williams, 35, is not the same player he was before leaving the Packers, but he's very consistent who doesn't make a lot of mistakes. Also, Williams will be a strong mentor for Kevin King who the Packers drafted in the second round last year. But even with the addition of Williams, it would not be a surprise if the Packers sign another cornerback this offseason. And it's also clear the Packers will draft a cornerback in the early rounds of the draft.