The Facts: The Lions' revamp continued Wednesday with the addition of a former 1,000-yard receiver. Detroit has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with former Charger and Raider Williams, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per an informed source. Williams was released by Las Vegas on Feb. 24.
Diehards Line:The deal, which will reunite Williams with former coach Anthony Lynn, is worth a $4.7 million base salary and has a max value of $6.2 million, Rapoport added. His signing comes a crucial time for the Lions as the team continues to mull over pending free agent Kenny Golladay's future while receivers Marvin Jones, Danny Amendola, Jamal Agnew and Mohamed Sanu are all set to test the free agency waters. A torn labrum robbed the 29-year-old of the chance to play in 2020 but he started 12 of his 14 appearances in 2019 season and recorded 651 yards to go along with six touchdowns playing alongside Derek Carr. An undrafted rookie in 2015, Williams played 55 games (37 starts) with Philip Rivers and the Chargers. He accumulated 2,530 yards, including a 1,059-yard campaign in 2016, and 17 TDs in his four seasons with the club.