49ers LT Williams passes physical, signs deal - Metro US

49ers LT Williams passes physical, signs deal

FILE PHOTO: Williams speaks to reporters after being chosen as the fourth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins at Radio City Music Hall in New York

Left tackle Trent Williams is officially a San Francisco 49er after passing a physical and signing a restructured contract, multiple media outlets reported Saturday.

Williams posted a photo of himself signing the deal on Instagram.

Multiple outlets reported that around half of his $12.5 million salary for 2020 converted into guaranteed money.

Williams, who turns 32 next month, is expected to slide in as the starting left tackle after arriving via draft-day trade in April. He’ll be replacing Joe Staley, the six-time Pro Bowler who retired at age 35 earlier this offseason.

Williams had made seven consecutive Pro Bowls before sitting out all of 2019 due to a health- and contract-related dispute with the Washington Redskins. He requested a trade that was eventually granted, with San Francisco sending a 2020 fifth-round pick and a 2021 third-rounder in the deal.

The nine-year veteran is scheduled to hit free agency next spring.

–Field Level Media

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