Williams cancelled a scheduled trip to Tennessee on Friday because the dealings between his agents Marvin Demoff and Sean Jones and Giants GM Ernie Accorsi were going so well. Williams is hopeful of getting into New Jersey by Monday in order to be present for the start of the Giants off-season workout program.
"Yeah, we're very, very close," Williams said Friday morning from his California home. "I'm glad to be coming back, that's for sure."
Williams ended up with no official visits to other teams because, "I knew all along I wanted to come back to New York."
Accorsi would not comment on the contract negotiations until they were officially complete. However, the deal is believed to be for four years with an annual value of between three and four million dollars.
Williams, New York's first-round draft choice in 1998, was the Giants' top off-season priority. Even though they've been unable to sign any other free agents, New York was able to retain Williams, who many in the organization believe has nothing but good days ahead of him.