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Tramon Williams' cap number ranks sixth on Packers' defense

Tom Silverstein
Packers News
Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tramon Williams (25) intercepts a pass intended for Tennessee Titans wide receiver Eric Decker (87) during a 2017 game.

GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Packers have $16.98 million in salary-cap room after signing cornerback Tramon Williams to a two-year, $10 million contract that includes a $3.25 million signing bonus.

According to a source with access to NFLPA salary data, Williams’ salary-cap number for 2018 is $3.6 million. It ranks 15th on the team and sixth among defensive players. Only linebackers Clay Matthews and Nick Perry, defensive linemen Mike Daniels and Muhammad Wilkerson and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix have higher cap numbers this year.

The Packers will need about $3 million to $4 million to fit their 12 draft picks in under the team cap, which only counts the team’s top 51 cap numbers.

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Still unknown is how much cap space, if any, the Packers will need when they sign quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a contract extension. The Packers could structure it so that they gain cap space, use cap space or stay about the same.

Rodgers counts $20.562 million against the Packers’ adjusted salary-cap number of $185,153,268.

Williams’ deal will pay him $5.25 million if he plays in every game and takes part in the offseason workout program. In addition to the $3.25 million signing bonus, he has a base salary of $1.5 million, a per-game roster bonus total of $400,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000 in ’18.

The following year, Williams has a March reporting bonus of $1 million, a base salary of $3.25 million, a per-game roster bonus total of $400,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000. His salary cap number in ’19 is $6.375 million.

The Packers could cut Williams after the ’18 season and only have to carry $1.625 million of dead money.

There are no incentives or escalators listed in the deal.