WR LAC (8)
8 months ago

Williams has signed his restricted free-agent tender, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Chargers gave Williams a second-round tender, all but ensuring he wouldn't receive any offer sheets. The contract locks him in for a $2.9 million salary in 2018, with the chance to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason if he doesn't sign an extension. The Chargers have a crowded wideout room that also includes Keenan Allen, Travis Benjamin and 2017 first-round pick Mike Williams. The team presumably hopes the second-year wideout will be ready to absorb some of the snaps and targets that went to Benjamin and Tyrell Williams last season. The Chargers might eventually consider releasing Benjamin, who is scheduled for non-guaranteed base salaries of $5.75 million in 2019 and $5.25 million in 2019, per OverTheCap. While it might seem like an obvious move in the context of the team's plans on offense, Benjamin provides additional value as one of the top punt returners in the league. He and (Tyrell) Williams both were hyper-efficient with their limited targets last season.