I know a lot of people are wondering when No. 1 pick Dan Williams is going to sign. I traded texts with general manager Rod Graves tonight and he said “we made progress today.” Graves soft-pedals many details in these cases because with contracts — especially first-rounders — there are lots of i’s to dot and t’s to cross. But yesterday he simply told me there was no deal yet, so if he said progress was made today, I get the sense that’s a significant step forward.
I think I have mentioned to a few fans that until we get to Tuesday and Williams isn’t signed yet, then you worry. The bottom line is Williams has only missed two practices. Even if he misses tomorrow, that’s just four in the grand scheme, and with as hard as Williams worked this summer, I have zero concern he’d make up missed time very quickly.
UPDATE: In the middle of the night, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Williams and the Cards had agreed on a five-year deal.
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