Despite his advancing age, it appears cornerback Tramon Williams has no shortage of suitors in free agency.
They’re the good kind of suitors too. Teams that are going to win some games next year. Not the Jacksonville Jaguars or Minnesota Vikings of the world.
The Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly joined the Seattle Seahawks in pursuit of Williams. The Green Bay Packers are also looking to retain Williams, but he rejected a two-year, $4 million deal from them already.
Although no signings can become official until Tuesday, the Eagles already have agreements with a number of free agents. Among them is the top free agent cornerback on the market, Byron Maxwell. Word out of Philly is they’re looking for two new starters at cornerback for 2015.
In Seattle, they’re looking to replace Maxwell.
Meanwhile, the Packers have clearly prioritized Williams over their other free agent corner, Davon House. We know Tramon would like to return, but the sticking points appear to be the length of the deal and the guaranteed money. Williams wants three years. We’ve also heard that he wants enough guaranteed money so the Packers can’t cut him.
That last demand is a pretty tall order.
So in comes Philadelphia, spending like your drunk uncle at the strip club.
Their interest should speed things up, either by getting the Packers to pony up more dough or by giving Tramon a new address.