Saints safety Marcus Williams will play in New Orleans this upcoming season.
Williams has accepted his franchise tag tender for the 2021 season, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports, per a source. Williams is set to make $10.612 million in 2021 under the franchise tag.
The two sides will continue to work toward a long-term deal, according to Rapoport. The deadline for teams to sign franchise-tagged players to a long-term extension is July 15.
The tagging of Williams was necessary this offseason for the cap-strapped Saints. The former second-round pick is an underrated and often overlooked piece to the backend of a stellar Saints secondary the past few years. Williams has accrued 13 interceptions, 30 pass deflections and 246 total tackles over his four seasons in New Orleans.
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