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Friday, February 22, 2008

Packers "Tag" DT, Williams

The release of Bubba Franks earlier this week made some cap room for the Packers to slap the "Franchise Tag" on DT, Corey Williams. By tagging Williams the Packers will pay him $6.363 million for a one year tender, or the average of the top ten paid defensive tackles in the NFL.

Other teams can sign Williams but would have to give up two first-round picks if the Packers didn't match the offer. That price is far too steep for any team to sign Williams. Green Bay will try to sign Williams to a multi-year deal sometime in the next few months. If a deal is not reached, then Williams will hit the open amrket next year.

The Packers already have about $25 million in cap sap prior to the move. By releasing Franks and his $4+ million salary, it made the $6+ million due to Williams not as significant.

Look for the Packers to actually make some noise in Free Agency. There's been talk already of a few FA and the Packers interest. Those players are: Alge Crumpler (TE), Alan Faneca (OG), Brendon Ayanbadejo (LB), Ryan Lilja (OG), Ruben Brown (OG), T.J. Duckett (RB), and Trent Dilfer (QB) just to name a few.

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