Lions reportedly agree to deal with free agent WR Tyrell Williams


In what could be a sign of things to come with Kenny Golladay, the Lions have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent WR Tyrell Williams, according to Adam Schefter.

The deal is reportedly worth up to $6.2 million, with a base salary of $4.7 million.

Williams, who had two strong seasons under Lions new offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn during their time together with the Chargers, was released this week by the Raiders two years into a four-year, $44 million deal.

The 29-year-old missed last season due to a shoulder injury that required surgery. In 2019 he caught 42 passes for 651 yards and six touchdowns. He's a big target at 6'4 who had a 1,000-yard season in 2016.

The Lions have yet to reach a decision on Golladay, who's set to become a free unless Detroit franchise tags him or gives him a long-term deal. The tag would have to come by March 9.

General manager Brad Holmes said Tuesday that Detroit is trying to "make the best possible decision, not only for the Lions but for Kenny."

He also referenced how during his time with the Rams, the club was able to overhaul the receiver room for the better in the span of one offseason. Holmes added that he and head coach Dan Campbell "feel confident about us being able to take a similar process."

Signing Williams might be step one of that plan.