Green Bay made free agent cornerback Tramon Williams an offer that didn't appeal to him.
As Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes, the Packers offered the 31-year-old veteran a two-year deal worth $8 million, but Williams and his side turned it down. As McGinn also notes in the post, Williams prefers to stay with the only professional team he's played all nine seasons in the NFL for, but he's looking for a deal ranging from three to four years for $5 million on average.
"The source said Williams wanted significant guaranteed money as protection against being released."
If Williams decides to look for a different offer elsewhere, one team that has already made a strong push for the Louisiana Tech product is the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle makes a lot of sense because of the connection with Seahawks general manager John Schneider, who originally signed Williams as an undrafted free agent to the Packers' practice squad in 2006. Williams -- with no safety help -- was unfortunately on the other end of Jermaine Kearse's game-winning touchdown in Seattle during the NFC Championship game that ended Green Bay's season.
With Byron Maxwell hitting the market as well, there's a fair possibility that Seattle will go after another corner to start opposite of All-Pro Richard Sherman. Seattle's next men up, Jeremy Lane and Tharold Simon, are both still developing, but each player is currently battling injury. Lane suffered a blown knee and broken arm in the Super Bowl, making the chances of him playing in 2015-16 tough. Simon underwent surgery for a dislocated shoulder last month after originally suffering the injury near the end of December.
Besides Williams, the Packers will also make a decision on Davon House and Jarrett Bush, who both are also unrestricted free agents. If neither player returns to Green Bay, that will leave the Packers with Sam Shields, Casey Hayward, Micah Hyde, Demetri Goodson and Tay Glover-Wright at corner.