The Browns have discussed trading cornerback Tramon Williams, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). Williams, who joined the Browns on a three-year deal prior to the 2015 campaign, is signed through 2017.
There has been plenty of trade buzz around star cornerback Joe Haden, but talk of a Williams deal is brand new. Williams would represent a much lower-cost contract and would require a lot less in the way of compensation. Williams’ deal has a $6.2MM base salary for 2016 with a step down to $5.7MM next season. However, he can be released prior to June 1 with relatively little financial penalty.
Through six games this year (three starts), Williams has 22 total tackles, one fumble recovery, and one interception. Pro Football Focus, meanwhile, ranks him in the bottom 20% of all qualified cornerbacks this year.
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