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Packers officially sign Tramon Williams on reported 2-year, $10 million deal

We don’t know the full structure yet, but it looks like a decent deal for the 35-year-old veteran.

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Let’s give James Jones credit: nobody has better reporting on the movements of his former teammates with the Green Bay Packers.

Jones broke the news of the imminent signing of Tramon Williams on Thursday, and on Friday afternoon the Packers officially announced that Williams has signed his contract. The eleven-year veteran will rejoin the Packers for a second stint after spending eight seasons on the Packers’ active roster between 2007 and 2014, and he even gets his old number 38 back.

Also notable is the early report of Williams’ contract value. According to Ian Rapoport, the deal is worth a total of $10 million over two years, which is a bit on the higher side than many (including this writer) had anticipated. This average value puts him on par with players like Johnathan Joseph of the Houston Texans and Patrick Robinson of the New Orleans Saints. Joseph’s deal signed this week was also for two years and $10 million, while Robinson agreed to a four-year, $20 million contract.

Williams allowed a stellar 58.4 passer rating into his coverage with the Arizona Cardinals in 2017, according to Pro Football Focus; receivers caught fewer than half of their targets when thrown in his direction, and he also missed just a single tackle. PFF also gave him an 88.8 overall grade for last season, the highest single-year grade of his career.

Williams instantly becomes the leader in the Packers’ cornerback room, as he possesses more years of NFL experience on his own than the rest of the team’s corners combined.