The agent representing Bucs receiver Mike Williams and the team’s general manager, Mark Dominik, had a “very productive meeting” at the NFL combine in Indianapolis, creating optimism the sides can agree on a contract extension, Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times reports .
But the agent, Hadley Engelhard, said the timeline has been pushed back, with the Bucs asking for time to get through the couple of busy months that lie ahead.
“I met with Mark and it was a very productive meeting,” Engelhard said. “We are progressing toward a new contract for Mike, but they’ve asked us to be patient to let them get through free agency and the draft. We’ve agreed to be a little less aggressive and give them some time. The target date right now would be some time in May.”
The financial aspects of the conversation don’t appear to have advanced too far, but Engelhard expressed significant willingness from both sides to reach a deal.
“Mike really likes Tampa, and they like Mike,” he said. “He’s definitely outplayed his fourth-round compensation, and they want him to be a part of the future.”