RB Jamaal Williams Signs Deal With Lions

By Adam Roberts – 3/17/2021

As the new NFL league year begins, it marks the date that teams have to be under the salary cap and as such moves must be made.

That means players who haven’t resigned or had their contracts restructured are likely finding new options, and this is the case with running back Jamaal Williams. The writing was on the wall when Aaron Jones was given a new four-year deal over the weekend, but things were official yesterday when Williams signed a new two-year deal with the rival Detroit Lions.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero tweeted the deal will be worth up to 7.5 million dollars, more than he was going to receive from the Packers to be a special situations back. This along with the restructuring of Za’Darius Smith’s contract should help Green Bay reach the cap that this season is down notably due to COVID-19.