Thursday, February 28, 2013
Mike Williams' next contract
By Tom Carpenter
Mike Williams is entering the final year of his rookie contract. He has caught more than 60 passes each of his first three years and surpassed the 900-yard mark twice, while pulling in at least nine touchdowns twice, so he is hoping to cash in on a contract extension before his current deal runs out. According to his agent, Hadley Engelhard, Tampa Bay Bucanneers general manager Mark Dominik is interested in keeping Williams for the long term, too.
“We had open an dialogue some during last season and in Indianapolis last week, and we (Handley and Dominik) have had some very productive conversations about Mike’s contract and we will continue to talk,” Engelhard told PewterReport.com on Thursday morning.
“They have asked that we let them get through free agency and the draft and we are looking at a timetable of May to address it further.”
With both free agency and the draft right around the corner it's no surprise that the Bucs want to wait until after they pass before digging into an extension for Williams. At that point, they will know where they stand with their salary cap going forward and can assess exactly how he will fit into their roster plans after this season and beyond.