According to the Green Bay Press Gazette, Packers cornerback Tramon Williams accepted the team’s restricted free agent tender offer before Monday’s 10:59 p.m. deadline.
Williams accepted the $3.128 million tender offer and it is believed the Packers are just waiting to receive the signed contract from him. Had Williams not agreed to the tender, the Packers could have reduced his compensation to 110% of his 2009 base salary, which would have been $584,078.
Williams started the final six games of the 2009 season when Al Harris went down with a knee injury. He is expected to once again have a big role in Green Bay’s defense this year even with Harris, who is coming off major knee surgery, back in the fold.
Williams is looking for a long-term contract extension but by signing the tender it assures he won’t lose out on $2.6 million this season.