Found July 13, 2012 on
NorthWest Sports Beat:
Per an announcement from the Seattle Seahawks and later confirmed by Adam Schefter of ESPN, Wide receiver Mike Williams has been released by the ball club.
"We would like to thank Mike for his contributions over the past two seasons and we wish him well in the future," general manager John Schneider said in a team release.
Originially drafted by the Detroit Lions from the USC Trojans Williams started 23 of 26 games with Seattle.
He was brought in by former Trojans coach Pete Carroll and a "project" at WR, and had a great first year on the club, starting a ton of games and grabbing 83 receptions for 987 yards with five touchdowns in 2010/11.
In 2011 he caught just 18 passes for 236 yds in 12 games with 1 TD in 2011/12. Most folks figured the writing was on the wall for him.
The Seahawks have depth and youth on the roster hoping to push for roster sports.
Kris Durham, Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin, Golden Tate, Deon Butler, Ricardo Lockette, Ben Obomanu and UFA's Lavasier Tuinei, and Jermaine Kearse are all breathing a little bit easier today.
So Long Mike!
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The Seattle Seahawks have announced that they’ve released wide receiver Mike Williams.
“We would like to thank Mike for his contributions over the past two seasons and we wish him well in the future,” said Seahawks GM John Schneider.
Williams was able to get his career on track in 2010 after a rough start after being drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2005....
The Seattle Seahawks have cut veteran wide receiver Mike Williams.
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