Seahawks release wide receiver Mike Williams
Per an announcement from the Seattle Seahawks and later confirmed by Adam Shefter 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.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Seattle Seahawks have released wide receiver Mike Williams, the team announced.</p>— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/223883029658079233" data-datetime="2012-07-13T20:54:08+00:00">July 13, 2012</a></blockquote>
<script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> 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.
Per @brian_mcintyre The Seahawks save $3.425M in cap space by releasing Williams.