JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Fullback Marquez Williams, a seventh-round draft pick from Miami, has signed his rookie contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Williams signed his deal Friday, after beginning a three-day rookie minicamp. Under the NFL’s rookie salary system, Williams’ contract is expected to be a four-year deal worth about $2.5 million that includes a signing bonus of $70,000.
Williams says ”it’s kind of crazy, to be honest. Everybody dreams of being able to do this, so to be able to see my name on this contract, it’s unreal.”
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Williams is one of two fullbacks on Jacksonville’s roster, joining veteran Tommy Bohanon. Williams will get a shot at blocking for Leonard Fournette, who is expected to be the centerpiece of new coach Doug Marrone’s run-heavy approach.
The 240th overall pick in the draft, Williams spent three years at Mars Hill University in North Carolina before transferring to Miami for one year.
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