Tramon signs big, fat deal

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Wow. TT and co aren’t messing around. Read here. Tramon Williams signed a new 4 year extension worth a reported $33 million (though PFT contends it’s worth $41 – I think they’re wrong). He receives a $6 million signing bonus and $11 million is apparently guaranteed. His average of $8.25 million per year will make him the 4th highest paid player on the team.

Sometimes contract issues can cause a divide in the locker room – I don’t think that will happen here. Tramon has had a fantastic year, seemingly getting better with each game. While Jenkins and a few others may feel somewhat unloved, it’s tough to overlook the job Tramon has done at cornerback. Not only has he shut down other top flight WRs, but he’s been a solid return guy, he’s stayed healthy, and I’d even argue that his ability to cover great WRs has opened things up for Woodson to roam and wreak general havoc. Good signing – he’s a good cb. Now, let’s just hope he doesn’t suffer from the contract-just-signed=performance-decline syndrome that affects so many players.

On another note – Chillar and Havner have both been placed on IR. That does hurt our LB depth but I don’t think Chillar was ever fully back anyway, frankly. In fact, Zombo kept his starting job despite Chillar being back – which is an indication to me that the coaches knew Chillar wasn’t 100%. (If he were, he’d have been starting).

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6 Responses to “Tramon signs big, fat deal”

  1. Rusty Says:

    injuries are getting obscene… is 13 a record?

  2. Nick Says:

    Well Havner was a waste of money. RE-signed and then placed on IR.

  3. Nick Says:

    Sorry – this is a Packer blog, but I know you are a soccer fan as well, Andy.

    QATAR????? Really???

    Lame.

    I had imagined a potential World cup game at Lambeau (ok that would have been a huuuge longshot even if the US were selected, but a chance!) – and now I’ll have to settle for skipping work to watch players melt in that Middle Eastern sun. This is no fun.

  4. DaveK Says:

    Just another note about this signing. Depending on the CBA it is now possible to use the franchise tag on another player as they certainly would have used it on Williams if needed. That is a bargaining chip in the Packers favor when dealing with Jenkins or another player. The Packers may not value Jenkins or Bishop at the ‘franchise’ price tag but they can tag them to buy more time for negotiations. I would think Jenkins would want a long term deal instead of the tag for one season. Might make negotiations easier.

  5. AZWarrior Says:

    Tramon has historically been healthy as well. Jenkins, however, has rarely been available for an entire season. He’s great when he’s healthy, though.

  6. awhayes Says:

    Nick – not sure I got back to you on this one. The Qatar selection was crazy. FIFA is really out of control – starting at the top with Blatter. The heat, the crazy intolerant laws, the total lack of existing infrastructure and of course, their team sucking big-time. I think they figured buying this World Cup would be the only way they could ever play in a World Cup.

    I really wanted it here – I went to the opening game in Chicago in 1994 and it was quite awesome. I do wonder if/when FIFA will decide to have the World Cup be every 2 or 3 years – there would be resistance from Europe but the rest of the world would likely take to it.

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