Black and Blue all over: Bush and T. Williams

March, 17, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

It will be interesting to see how Green Bay's decision to retain defensive back Jarrett Bush will impact its situation with cornerback Tramon Williams.

Bush now has a three-year contract worth $4.5 million, including a $1 million signing bonus and a $1 million base salary in 2009, after the Packers matched the offer sheet he signed with Tennessee as a restricted free agent. Williams is an exclusive-rights free agent, meaning he doesn't yet have the right to seek offers from other teams. But he was ahead of Bush on the Packers' depth chart last season and could be a rising star at the cornerback position.

Williams has been offered an exclusive-rights tender worth $460,000, but there have been reports indicating he will look for a longer, more lucrative contract. Will he be more likely to seek that deal and/or hold out after seeing Bush -- who has been primarily a special teams player in his career -- cash in?

It will be an interesting dynamic to follow as the Packers' offseason strength and conditioning program gets underway.

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