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Tramon Williams thanks Packers at length as he announces his retirement from the NFL

Thanks for the memories, Tramon.

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On Tuesday, Tramon Williams turned 38 years old. The longtime NFL cornerback who wore number 38 over three stints of various lengths of time with the Green Bay Packers, decided that the time was right to make a big announcement this afternoon: he is retiring from the NFL.

Williams is a tremendous success story, having broken into the NFL with the Packers as an undrafted free agent. Williams became a key player in 2008, his second full season, as part of a strong cornerback group along with Charles Woodson and Al Harris. By 2010, he was a full-time starter, and he made his only Pro Bowl appearance that year as the Packers went on to win Super Bowl XLV.

After three years away from 2015 through 2017, Williams returned to Green Bay for the 2018 and 2019 seasons, playing boundary corner, slot corner, and safety. After a late-season stint with the Baltimore Ravens in 2020, he finished his career in green and gold, active for the NFC Championship Game after the Packers signed him during the postseason.

Williams ends his career with 34 interceptions in a Packers uniform, 30 coming in the regular season and four in the playoffs. Perhaps his biggest play was his pick-six of Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan in the 2010 Divisional Playoffs, which spurred the Packers on to a dominating 48-21 victory.

In true Tramon Williams fashion, he went out by thanking the organizations that employed him in the NFL, extending a lengthy discussion about the Packers organization and those who were important to him throughout his career:

Congratulations to Tramon on a fantastic career. We look forward to his inevitable induction into the Packers Hall of Fame in short order.