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By PFW staff

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and PFW Packers correspondent Bob McGinn reported Friday that the Packers have offered a new contract to CB Tramon Williams, who many league observers believe has been playing at a Pro Bowl level this season. McGinn reported that the Packers are willing to pay Williams more than veteran CB Al Harris, whose average salary per year is $5.418 million, but significantly less than CB Charles Woodson, whose salary averages $9.73 million.

Williams and his agent are expected to weigh the Packers offer against the possibility of testing the free-agent market at the end of this season as an unrestricted free agent, which is what he will be if the next NFL labor agreement stipulates that four accrued seasons are required for such status.

The way we see it

Williams says he is concentrating much more right now on just playing well in the Packers’ depleted secondary than his contract status, and it’s showing. The feeling is that if the Packers remain true to form, they could lock him up in the not-too-distant future and go out of their way to reward a player who has exceeded expectations and definitely looks like an ascending core player.

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