The Mike Williams experiment with the Seattle Seahawks is now over, but don't think for a minute that he holds any ill will towards the organization. They stuck with him as long as they could, and with Williams set to earn at least $3 million next season, it only made sense to part ways with the once-promising receiver.
Here is what he had to say upon learning of his release.
WR Mike Williams on his release from #Seahawks: "I have nothing but gratitude towards Seattle for giving me the opportunity..."— Liz Mathews 710 ESPN (@Liz_Mathews) July 13, 2012
Williams: "... to play in front of such great fans in a great sports city.I wish my former teammates n coaches all the best..."— Liz Mathews 710 ESPN (@Liz_Mathews) July 13, 2012
It will be interesting to see how the Seahawks spend their extra cash with Williams now off the roster. The team could always look to add a free agent wide receiver, or they could hold onto their money with hopes to make a deal during training camp or even in the season.
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