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).