The Seattle Seahawks decided to release hot and cold wide receiver Mike Williams in a move that was not that surprising.
Williams was poised to count at around $3.6 million against the Seahawks salary cap. While it may not be that much in some eyes, for the Seahawks to keep Williams, it was considering the circumstances.
Selected by the Detroit Lions with the 10th pick of the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft, Williams couldn’t provide much consistency in the passing game and bounced around to other teams like the Oakland Raiders and Tennessee Titans with like results.
When signed by the Titans in November of 2007, Williams reportedly weighed a staggering 271 pounds. The Titans released him in July of 2008 where he then had a hiatus from football until the Seahawks signed him in April of 2010.
Williams had a monster comeback that season and accumulated 751 receiving yards and two touchdowns. He had a 38-yard touchdown reception in the January 2011 Wild Card Playoff Game against the New Orleans Saints. The Seahawks saw potential and gave him a three-year contract extension.
The 2011-12 season wasn’t stunning for Williams and he slumped to 236 receiving yards with one touchdown. Obviously there was some question as to if Williams could return the investment the Seahawks gave him which ended with his release. However, look for a receiver needy team to give him a chance.