Former Georgia defensive back Shawn Williams has not missed a game in his first three NFL seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, and the team has rewarded him with a new contract extension.
The Bengals announced a new four-year extension with Williams on Tuesday. The deal, which runs through the 2020 season, contains $19.5 million in base salary, and Williams can earn $21.5 million with incentives, according to a report from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
Williams’ rookie contract was up after this season, and he is expected to play a starting role in place of safety Reggie Nelson, whom the team decided to let go in free agency.
The former Bulldog was chosen by the Bengals in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft after racking up 209 tackles and four interceptions in four seasons. In three seasons with the Bengals, Williams has 54 tackles and two interceptions.