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Scott Chandler: Not trying to be Gronk ‘because I would fail’

Scott Chandler might be the most self-aware player in the New England Patriots locker room. Chandler knows he can’t replace the NFL’s best tight end, but the Patriots backup will have to step up in Rob Gronkowski’s absence. Chandler was expected to have a big role in the Patriots’ offense this season, but he’s accounted for just 19 receptions for 198 yards with three...
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Williams: ‘I Still Don’t Know’ What Position I’ll Play For Patriots via NESN Posted from PatriotsExtra
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Williams doesn't know what position he'll play for Patriots

Heading into the regular season, the majority of NFL players know what position they'll be playing for their respective teams. For newly-acquired tight end Michael Williams, he has no idea where he'll be on the field for the New England Patriots."No, and I still don’t [know]," Williams said via "It’s more of seeing what I can do out there and trying to make the team...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Michael Williams: ‘I Still Don’t Know’ What Position I’ll Play

FOXBORO, Mass. — Let’s just call Michael Williams a “blocker” for now. The 6-foot-6, 304-pounder was announced as an offensive lineman and given jersey No. 74 when the New England Patriots acquired him from the Detroit Lions for a 2017 seventh-round draft pick last Tuesday. That position and number lasted approximately two minutes. Williams swapped his No. 74 jersey for...
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions trade Michael Williams to Patriots for 2016 draft pick

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have traded tackle Michael Williams to the New England Patriots for an undisclosed 2016 draft pick. The Lions took Williams in the seventh round of the 2013 draft, but he has not played in an NFL game. Williams played tight end at Alabama, catching 51 passes in four seasons and even returning a handful of kickoffs. But he was considered...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Unsure Whether Michael Williams Will Play Tight End Or Tackle

FOXBORO, Mass. — Michael Williams looks like a perfect fit for the New England Patriots’ hybrid tight end/offensive tackle position, but Bill Belichick isn’t about to spell out the newcomer’s role. The Patriots head coach wouldn’t specify during Wednesday’s news conference whether Williams would be used at offensive tackle or tight end. The third-year pro played tight...
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots land T Michael Williams in trade with Lions

According to Marc Sessler of, the New England Patriots have acquired tackle Michael Williams from the Lions in exchange for an undisclosed future draft pick. Williams is expected to enter the competition for a reserve role at the back end of their offensive line in the 2015 season. Sessler writes: 'It's not a swap destined to shake the foundation of the NFL, but New...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Acquire Tackle Michael Williams In Trade From Lions

The New England Patriots, unhappy with their depth at offensive tackle, reportedly made a trade Tuesday. The Patriots acquired offensive tackle Michael Williams from the Detroit Lions in a trade, a source told The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin. The Patriots gave up a future seventh-round draft pick for Williams, a league source told ESPN’s Field Yates. Williams came into the NFL...
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Williams grew out of tight end position

Michael Williams simply grew out of being a tight end. Williams, a seventh-round draft pick a year ago after playing on three national-championship teams at Alabama, was listed at 6-foot-6, 270 pounds during his rookie season with the Detroit Lions. But after spending a year on injured reserve because of a broken hand suffered in a preseason game, the move to offensive tackle was...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions tight end is switching positions

Some of the logjam at tight end that was created when Martin Mayhew drafted Eric Ebron in the first round this year has been cleared up. Last year’s seventh round pick Michael Williams will change positions and become an offensive tackle. While the fourth tackle position isn’t settled, the tight end position is. The depth chart at tight end consists of Ebron, former first round...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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