Tramon Williams walks; signs three-year deal with Cleveland Browns
The Green Bay Packers allowed cornerback Tramon Williams to leave in free agency, Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports photograph
Tramon Williams, the longtime Green Bay Packers cornerback, took a trip to Cleveland over the weekend and decided to stay … for the next three seasons.
Williams is reported to have signed a three-year deal with the Browns – a deal that was consummated on Williams’ 32nd birthday.
Adam Schefter made the announcement on Twitter not too long ago.
Williams, who reportedly had an offer on the table from the Packers, visited the New Orleans Saints last week, but left without a contract. The Saints later signed Brandon Browner.
It was reported yesterday that Williams was in Cleveland and it seemed just a matter of time before the former Packer would be signed by someone.
It didn’t take long …
Here is what Williams said on the Browns website shortly after signing with Cleveland:
"“I see where these guys are going and I think I can help them go to where they want to go.”"
The initial contract details reported for Williams’ deal said it was worth $21 million over three years – which is much better than the Packers alleged two-year deal that was said to be worth around $8 million.
Williams follows fellow former cornerback Davon House out Green Bay’s door. House signed a deal with Jacksonville that will pay him around $6 million per year.
Both are pretty good deals for the players – deals that the Packers weren’t prepared to match.
So, what happens now that the Packers have lost both of their free agent cornerbacks?
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