The Seahawks have announced that they've released wide receiver Mike Williams. General Manager John Schneider issued a statement in the press release, noting, "We would like to thank Mike for his contributions over the past two seasons and we wish him well in the future."
Williams' story is an interesting one -- after being drafted tenth overall by the Detroit Lions in 2005, he struggled at the NFL level and eventually found himself out of the league. When Pete Carroll took the reins of the Seahawks in 2010 he offered Williams a tryout and the former Trojan playmaker impressed. "BMW" -- 'Big Mike WIlliams' ended up leading the Seahawks in receiving that year after developing a nice rapport with Matt Hasselbeck, and ended with 65 catches for 751 yards and two touchdowns. He couldn't find the same comfort with Tarvaris Jackson in 2011, became an afterthought on offense, and his year was ended prematurely when he suffered a broken leg against the Bears in Week 15.
Williams will likely now look to get healthy and catch on with a WR-needy team going forward.
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