Packers signing cornerback Tramon Williams, per report

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 10: Tramon Williams
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 10: Tramon Williams /

Tramon Williams is coming home.

The Green Bay Packers desperately needed some cornerback help, and they have turned to their former Pro Bowler Tramon Williams.

Williams, who was part of the Super Bowl-winning team during his eight-year stay in Green Bay, is signing a two-year deal with the Packers.

It was only fitting that former Packers wide receiver James Jones was the one to report the news on Twitter.

Williams will help the Packers in the short term. The 35-year-old is coming off an excellent year in Arizona. He will add much-needed experience to the secondary, which is good news for a very young cornerback room.

While he isn’t the long-term answer, Williams is exactly what the secondary needs for 2018.

As things stand, Williams and second-year Kevin King would be the team’s starting cornerbacks this season. New general manager Brian Gutekunst still has work to do, which likely involves signing another free agent corner or making a trade. With 12 picks in the draft, the Packers will have plenty of opportunities to add more talent at the position.

Williams was a part of an excellent Packers’ secondary in 2014 that also featured Casey Hayward, Micah Hyde and Sam Shields. The team has continued to lose important pieces each year since.

Another important note is that Williams has experience playing under Mike Pettine. Pettine was his head coach in Cleveland back in 2015.

Williams’ addition is good news for the young corners on the team. He’ll not only be able to help them in their development, but also get familiar with Pettine’s scheme.

Gutekunst has been actively trying to sign a cornerback over the past week, and he’s finally struck a deal.

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Williams will become the Packers’ third big free agent signing this offseason following the arrival of tight end Jimmy Graham and defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson.

A lot of work is still to be done, but Green Bay’s defense has just received an upgrade.