According to Silverstein, the Seahawks have made it clear that they have little or no chance of re-signing Byron Maxwell, who is set to cash in early next week.
Seattle GM John Schneider is obviously familiar with Williams from his time in Green Bay, and according to Silverstein, Seattle views him as an “ideal fit” Pete Carroll’s Cover 3 scheme.
There is still a chance that the Packers could re-sign Williams before the start of free agency on Tuesday, but Silverstein reports that they offered him a two-year contract worth $8 million, which was ultimately rejected.
Williams would prefer returning to Green Bay next season. However, he is looking for a three- four-year contract that would pay him an annual salary of around $5 million. Silverstein’s source added that Williams wants protection against being released in the form of guaranteed money.
Williams, 31, finished out his four-year contract worth $33 million and included $10,895,000 guaranteed with the Packers and will be able to meet with prospective teams this weekend.
The Packers still need to decide on fellow free agent CB Davon House as well. But from the looks of it, just one of the two players will be back in Green Bay next season.
In 2014, Williams appeared in all 16 games and recorded 71 tackles, three interceptions, a fumble recovery and 13 pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 34 cornerback out of 108 qualifying players.
We have Williams listed as the No. 51 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.