Tramon Williams gets 4-year extension from Packers

If there was an upside to the knee injury that knocked out veteran cornerback Al Harris last season for the Green Bay Packers, it was the discovery that, yes, Tramon Williams will be a top-notch defensive back in the league for years to come.

To ensure that time is spent in Green Bay, the Packers signed Williams to a four-year contract extension today, according to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The contract averages $8.25 million per season and has a total value of $33.074 million, running through 2014.

Per McGinn, the deal includes a $6 million signing bonus and guarantees Williams $11.074 million. The 27-year-old Williams is now the fourth-highest paid player on the roster behind only quarterback Aaron Rodgers, fellow cornerback Charles Woodson and wide receiver Greg Jennings.

It’s a great windfall for Williams, who was an undrafted free agent, and a credit to general manager Ted Thompson and the coaching staff.

That was the big move of the day. The Packers also placed linebacker Brandon Chillar (shoulder) and tight end Spencer Havner (hamstring) on injured reserve. Green Bay has now placed 13 players on IR this season.

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