NFC North doesn't change much in first week of free agency
MAR 17, 3:00p ET | Brian Hall
Rotowire: Mar 16 / 12:56p ET
News: Williams agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract with the Browns on Monday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Impact: Williams will step in to fill the shoes of Buster Skrine, who signed a hefty four-year deal with the Jets earlier in free agency. With many already ready to label first-round draft pick Justin Gilbert a bust, the need for Cleveland to bolster their secondary was apparent, as they had little depth at corner outside of Pro Bowler Joe Haden. Williams only missed a single game during an eight-year stretch with Green Bay, over which he collected 465 combined tackles and 28 interceptions.
StatsLLC: Mar 16 / 12:00a ET
News: The Browns plugged two defensive holes opened in free agency Monday, signing cornerback Tramon Williams and agreeing to terms with lineman Randy Starks.
Impact: Williams, who turned 32 on Monday, spent the past eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers. The 6-footer has been durable, missing just one start in the past five seasons. Browns general manager Ray Farmer called Williams "a really good and consistent player" and "a pro's pro who believes great preparation leads to great performance."
Rotowire: Jan 26 / 9:41a ET
News: Williams made 71 tackles (61 solo) and intercepted three passes over 16 games during the 2014 season.
Impact: Williams' production in the tackle and sack departments dipped in 2014, but he played in every game for the third straight season and held up well in pass coverage. A free agent this offseason, it remains to be seen if he'll remain in Green Bay after spending the last eight seasons there.