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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

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

Lions Sign C Joe Madsen

The Detroit Lions signed C Joe Madsen to a contract on Wednesday, according to the NFL transactions release. Madsen takes the roster spot of OT Michael Williams, who was traded to the Patriots. Madsen, 25, originally signed on with the Steelers as undrafted free agent out of West Virginia back in 2013. However, he lasted just a few months with the team ... ...
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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

RB Rasheed Williams cut as Detroit Lions deal with O-line injuries

For the second time in a month, the Detroit Lions have announced the release of undrafted rookie running back Rasheed Williams, according to Kyle Meinke of Williams was first released during OTA workouts, when he was finishing classes at Alfred State.The Lions likely released Williams in order to free up a roster spot for an offensive lineman, reports. The team...
Via Fox Sports
June 17, 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...
Via cover32 - Lions
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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