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Tramon Williams – Just the Fax, Ma’am

June 16, 2010
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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that cornerback Tramon Williams signed his original tender offer today yesterday by the June 15th deadline. However, there seems to be some discrepancy with the paperwork. Williams’ agent, Rodney Williams, said the original offer was signed and faxed to the Packers before the deadline. Yet, the Packers did not report the signing to the league. It smells fishy in Green Bay, and I’m pretty sure it’s not Koko Sushi. Someone failed to send the paperwork to the correct people, and I don’t know if the Packers or Rodney Williams is at fault, but I think there is a more pressing question that needs to be answered. What’s a fax machine? I have a vague childhood memory of a machine my father used for his business, but it was better at messing with incoming calls than it was with actually sending paper. Seriously, doesn’t a responsible adult follow up? Or as The Packer Ranter so eloquently put it:

Here’s an idea: if you send a fax, why not follow it up with a phone call, or email, or text, or smoke signal, or…something?

Regardless, the fourth year cornerback out of Louisiana Tech has signed his contract and is scheduled to make $3.1 million dollars this year. There had been speculation as to whether or not the Packers would reduce their tender offer to Williams and possibly create a troublesome relationship between the player and the team, but that situation has seemingly been avoided.

The Green and Gold have their fourth and final OTA today, but Tramon Williams is not in attendance. Since he is now under contract, Williams is expected to attend the team’s three-day mandatory mini-camp, which runs from  June 21-June 23, at Nitschke Field. Unless, of course, he has a “Tramon Williams day” scheduled for those days.

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  1. June 17, 2010 9:39 pm

    If Williams wants that big contract, he had better prove his worth in the first 4-6 games. Harris will likely not start the season active (PUP) so Williams should get the call. If he shows he has improved over last year, and fits the long term plans of the team, then pay him. Just don’t overpay for average play

    • June 18, 2010 6:08 am

      Ultimately, I agree with you. I think Williams gets paid. He’s filled in nicely in the past when Harris was out with a spleen injury, and re-signing him now may be cheaper than after the season. You’re right, though – you run the risk of overpaying someone who is unproven. I never thought I would say this, but hopefully Williams follows in Collins’ lead and just plays football. Thompson and McCarthy are huge on locker room chemistry and neither of them want more offseason distraction. We’ll just have to wait and see; in Ted we trust.

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