If RB Ryan Grant could squeeze $18 million out of the Packers over four years while the organization was trying to figure out what to do with QB Brett Favre last summer, then what’s stopping Packers CB Tramon Williams from getting his payday this time around?
Though the three-year veteran has not officially said he plans to holdout, quotes from his agent, Rodney Williams, in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel indicate that is a distinct possibility.
- “There is no way I can go back to my player and say, ‘Hey, just play it out, it’s OK, don’t worry about it,’” Williams said. “Hopefully, we can get something that shows a little value where he’s at. That’s all we’re looking for.”
Williams started nine of 16 games last season, with 57 tackles, five interceptions and two forced fumbles. But as the Journal Sentinel’s Bob McGinn notes:
- “At the same time, Williams gave up a team-high 10 1/2 plays of 20 yards or more and four touchdown passes. He blew too many assignments and guessed too much trying to make big plays.”
The Packers reportedly have plenty of cap room and, with little activity thus far in free agency, could use some of that money to extend or re-work the contracts of some of their own players.