While there are two teams that are still playing for a Super Bowl title, the offseason has already kicked off for the other 30 teams. That includes the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have opened up talks about a new contract for wide receiver Mike Williams, his agent, Hadley Engelhard, confirmed recently.
Contract negotiations are always complex, but one thing is clear: Williams deserves a new contract after a great 2012 season. Last season, Williams racked up 996 receiving yards, along with nine touchdown receptions. After being drafted in 2010, Williams signed a four-year contract worth around $2.3 million. That contract expires after next season, so the Buccaneers are looking to lock him up.
Therefore, at this time, no deal is imminent between the two sides, but the Buccaneers have obviously made the situation with Williams a priority, as he's proven to be a solid receiver opposite of Vincent Jackson.
Expect the Buccaneers to ramp up negotiations at the Combine, where Dominik will be able to meet with multiple agents.