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Safety Marcus Williams is agreeing to terms on a 5-year, $70 million deal with the Baltimore Ravens.
Williams provides an immediate upgrade to a Ravens secondary that struggled against opposing passing attacks last season, allowing 278.9 passing yards per game last season, finishing last in the NFL.
DB Marcus Williams officially accepted his franchise tag.
Williams and the Saints can now work towards a long-term deal. It’s unlikely that Williams will receive a long-term extension given the Saints cap situation. Williams is one of the top safeties in the league, racking up 59 tackles (39 solo) and three interceptions across 14 games in 2020.
New Orleans Saints S Marcus Williams has been franchise tagged, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Amidst salary cap issues affecting the Saints' front office, general manager Mickey Loomis opted to use the franchise tag on S Marcus Williams for the 2021 season. The fourth-year safety was drafted by the Saints in the second round of the 2017 draft and will continue to play under head coach Sean Payton. Williams totaled 59 tackles, three interceptions, and seven pass deflections for the Saints during the 2020 regular season.
Marcus Williams finished Sunday’s 34-17 win over the Buccaneers with three solo tackles and a pick-six.
Williams now has four interceptions, one touchdown, 35 total tackles, and one forced fumble through Week 11. He should be added to rosters because in Week 12 the Saints get Kyle Allen, someone that just tossed four picks in his last game on Sunday.
Marcus Williams finished Sunday’s loss to the Falcons with seven total tackles and a interception.
Williams has three interceptions, 32 total tackles, and one forced fumble through Week 10. He can be kept on waivers in most leagues but is worth rostering in Week 11 as the Saints battle the Buccaneers.