Jaguars Snatch Up Williams

Vikings cornerback Brian Williams agrees to a 6-year deal with the Jaguars.

The Jacksonville Jaguars landed their first big free agent of 2006 by signing former Vikings cornerback Brian Williams.

According to a report by John Clayton at ESPN.com, the 6-year pact includes a $10 million bonus and has a total worth of $32 million.

The third cornerback on Minnesota's depth chart, Williams had been named the team's transition player, which would have netted him roughly $4.8 million this year. But after the CBA agreement was extended this week, the franchise and transition tag numbers were increased, and the Vikings decided to remove the tag.

Williams will strengthen an already stout Jacksonville defense. He's only missed playing in two games in his four-year career. He has 12 interceptions and 30 passes defensed during that stretch.


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