According to the Tampa Tribune, Doug Williams has accepted a one-year contact extension to remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the team's director of pro personnel. Williams' contract was set to expire in February.
Doug Williams has accepted a one-year offer by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to remain as the team's director of pro personnel, according to a report by the Tampa Tribune.
Williams was promoted to the role of director of pro personnel when Mark Dominik left that post to be promoted to the general manager position on January 17, 2009. Williams' contract was set to expire in February.
He had interviewed for the head coaching job at Southern University last week while in Lousiana for the Bucs vs. Saints game. Williams was a former quarterback and head coach of Grambling University, which is the main rival of Southern.
Williams, who joined the Bucs scouting department in 2004 after playing quarterback for Tampa Bay from 1978-82, has been credited with the discovery of quarterback Josh Johnson, the team's fifth-round pick in 2008 from San Diego University, in addition to playing a role in signing free agent wide receiver Antonio Bryant after the 2007 season.
Williams, the Super Bowl XXII MVP as quarterback of the Redskins, plays an integral role in player recruitment during free agency. A poll of some NFL agents by Pewter Report
earlier in the season did not give Williams high marks for his pro scouting and interactions with agents. Some even speculated that Williams would not return in 2010. Apparently the Bucs front office disagreed with the opinions of some in the agent community and decided to retain him.
The re-signing of Williams could be seen as an indication that the Glazers could be leaning towards keeping head coach Raheem Morris and Dominik on as general manager despite media reports that the Glazers have contacted former Pittsburgh coach Bill Cowher to gauge his interest in becoming Tampa Bay's head coach. Cowher is reportedly interested in returning to the NFL sidelines after being an NFL analyst for CBS over the past two years.
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