On Tuesday Ricky Williams announced that he had signed a one-year extension with the Dolphins to keep him in Miami through 2010. But Ricky also made it clear he still plans to retire following the 2010 season.
About his extension, Ricky told the Miami Herald:
"I talked to Bill [Parcells] about it, and we came to an agreement. It was quiet and easy.''
Ricky is currently scheduled to make $3.4 million in 2009. His extension will pay Williams nearly one million more in 2010 - $4.35 million to be exact. But we don't know how much of the money - if any - is guaranteed. And it's important to note that Ricky himself negotiated this deal. Some criticize him for not using an agent for talks like this, but Williams just knows what he wants:
"When you have a person and an organization that follows a certain philosophy, it's just nice. Some organizations like players and want to take care of players. Some organizations aren't that way.''
Clearly the Dolphins are one of those who take care of their players - at least in Ricky's eyes. I, for one, am glad to have him back in 2010 and look forward to seeing how he produces on the field over the next two seasons.