Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $6.2 million with the Detroit Lions, ESPN reported on Wednesday. Williams, 29, will provide depth at the position at a time when Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola are slated to become free agents later this month. The 6-foot-4 Williams is able to sign with the Lions prior to free agency opening on March 17 because he was released by the Raiders last month.
General manager Brad Holmes already made a major splash and reshaped the team's footprint by trading longtime starter Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams for Jared Goff, a deal that becomes official March 17. But Holmes is not done scouting quarterbacks by any stretch as he looks to build a contender alongside head coach Dan Campbell. The Lions not only landed Goff in the QB swap with the Rams, but a pair of future first-round picks and a third-round pick in the 2021 draft.