The Facts: Williams signed his one-year tender offer to remain with the Buccaneers in 2010. As a restricted free agent, Williams had received the tender offer in March, giving the team a right-of-first-refusal on any contract offers he received from other teams as well as the right to draft-pick compensation if he signed elsewhere.
Diehards Line:For the first time in three years, Williams is free to use his spring and summer months honing his game rather than working his way through a grueling rehab process. Remember: Despite the presence of Derrick Ward and Earnest Graham, Williams earned the starting job last season and eventually carried 211 times for 823 yards and four touchdowns. He also played in all 16 games of a season for the first time in his career and caught 28 passes for a career-high 217 yards, scoring the first three receiving touchdowns of his career.