Connor Williams Has Received Interest From Multiple Teams; Dolphins Reunion Unlikely

JUNE 24: During his latest appearance on WSVN-7, Williams’ agent Drew Rosenhaus said he would be open to re-signing with the Dolphins but added such a scenario is unlikely (h/t Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald). The team’s addition of Aaron Brewer on a three-year, $21MM pact has resulted in a Williams replacement being on the books for 2024 and beyond, so it would come as little surprise if a move out of South Beach were to take place this summer in the latter’s case.

JUNE 18: Connor Williams remains unsigned after undergoing season-ending knee surgery in 2023, but the veteran offensive lineman is still attracting interest from suitors. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Williams has garnered interest from “multiple teams” and plans to pick his destination before the start of training camp.

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The former second-round pick started 51 of his 57 appearances in Dallas before signing a two-year, $14MM contract with the Dolphins in 2022. After mostly playing offensive guard during his stint with the Cowboys, Williams started all 17 games at center during his first season in Miami. Pro Football Focus graded him as the fourth-best player at his position in 2022, and with a year remaining on his contract, Williams pushed for a new deal last offseason.

He didn’t end up getting his way and played out the 2023 campaign on his expiring contract. Unfortunately for the impending free agent, a groin injury forced him to miss a handful of games in the first half before an ACL tear officially ended his year in December. He was still plenty productive in his nine appearances, ranking as PFF’s second-best center.

Williams would have been in line for a lucrative pay day if he didn’t suffer his injury, but now he’ll likely miss a significant chunk of the 2024 campaign. Williams could end up opting for a prove-it deal this season before hitting free agency again next offseason. One possibility could be the Dolphins, as we previously heard that a quick reunion has “not been ruled out as a possibility.” Those same reports indicated that the free agent and his most-recent squad would remain in contact throughout his recovery, but based on Schefter’s report, it sounds like additional squads have joined the sweepstakes.

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