Mike Williams WR SEA Mar 14 '791 Comment
The CFL's Toronto Argonauts have released former NFL WR "Big" Mike Williams.
BMW made it just eight days north of the border. It would appear his playing days are over. The No. 10 pick of the 2005 draft, Williams fades away with 127 career catches for 1,526 yards and five touchdowns to his name.
Mike Williams WR SEA Mar 04 '79
Ex-Seahawks WR "Big" Mike Williams has signed with the CFL's Toronto Argonauts.
Williams, 29, was out of the NFL last season, after spending the previous two seasons in Seattle. He was released last July, and there were reports that he had weighed upwards of 270 pounds. Williams caught 83 passes for 987 yards and three touchdowns in 26 games with the Seahawks from 2010-11.
Mike Williams WR SEA Jun 03 '78
Free agent "Big" Mike Williams is holding out hope of playing in the NFL this season.
Williams garnered no immediate interest after he reportedly weighed in at 270 pounds when the Seahawks released him early this month. He's now "optimistic" about catching on with a receiver-needy team such as the Jets, Dolphins or Cowboys. Williams insists he still has "nothing but love" for the Seahawks and coach Pete Carroll.
Mike Williams WR SEA May 18 '782 Comments
ESPN 1500 Minneapolis' Tom Pelissero "heard" free agent Mike Williams weighed over 270 pounds when he was released from the Seahawks.
Mike Williams WR SEA May 09 '78
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll explained that the team released Big Mike Williams because he had maxed out his effectiveness in Seattle.
Williams isn't highly regarded around the NFL, either, seeing as he's yet to draw any interest. "I just felt like it was time to just go ahead and move on," said Carroll. "Mike had probably topped out what he was going to do for us at this place. Hopefully, he'll get another chance to do something somewhere else."
Mike Williams WR SEA Apr 23 '78
Seahawks released WR Mike Williams.
Williams' release comes just four days after the Seattle Times postulated his roster spot was up in the air. Still rehabbing from a gruesome late-season leg injury, Williams was set to count $3.6 million against the cap after catching just 18 passes for 236 yards in 12 games in 2011. The move is good news for Ben Obomanu and Deon Butler, who now have one less body to compete with. Although Williams' 2010 comeback made for an excellent story, he should draw scant interest in free agency heading into his age-28 campaign.
Mike Williams WR SEA Apr 19 '78
The Seattle Times doesn't consider any of WRs Mike Williams, Ben Obomanu and Deon Butler locks to crack the Seahawks' 53-man roster.
Beat writer Danny O'Neill believes Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin and Golden Tate are the only sure things in Seattle's receiver corps, and that Williams, Obomanu and Butler will be competing with the likes of 2011 fourth-round pick Kris Durham and Ricardo Lockette. Questionable for the beginning of camp as he recovers from his leg and ankle breaks, BMW's roster spot is likely in grave danger.
Mike Williams WR SEA Mar 24 '78
Coach Pete Carroll suggests Mike Williams (fractured ankle, fibula) is close to returning to practice.
"He just hasn't done enough work running routes and changing directions and things like that to let him go," Carroll said. "But he can run straight ahead full speed. So he's getting close to being full-go." Coming off a major injury, Williams' 2012 role is up in the air.
Mike Williams WR SEA Mar 10 '78
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll conceded that "it's going to be awhile" before Big Mike Williams (fractured ankle, fibula) gets back on the field.
"He's not ready yet to be on a practice field," Carroll said. "He has not had a chance to work with us at all. ... He had a significant leg injury. They are not ready to release him yet. He can run straight ahead, but he can't change direction, so it is going to be awhile." Due $3.25 million, Williams' roster spot may hang in the balance. At best, he looks like a PUP candidate to open the season.
Mike Williams WR SEA Mar 07 '78
According to the National Football Post, ''reverting back to some of his old lazy habits'' contributed to Mike Williams not staying healthy last year.
Williams, of course, has a well documented history of weight issues. His conditioning this offseason is also concern, as Williams is not taking part in Seahawks voluntary workouts. He'll have to ensure he's healthy in order to hold off Deon Butler, Kris Dunham, and possibly even Lavasier Tuinei in training camp.