The Seattle Seahawks have cut Williams after two up-and-down seasons that first reignited his career before injuries slowed him in 2011. The Seahawks announced the release of Williams on Friday. In a statement, John Schneider says the team thanks Williams for his contribution over the past two seasons.|||||||
Williams was in the conversation for Comeback Player of the Year in 2010 after seeing his career rejuvenated by a second chance with Pete Carroll and the Seahawks. Williams found a connection with Matt Hasselbeck and led the Seahawks with 65 catches for 751 yards and two touchdowns. He was rewarded with a three-year extension that paid Williams $1.75 million in 2011 and was scheduled to make $3 million in base salary in 2012.
Williams has been placed on injured reserve by the Seattle Seahawks after suffering a broken left ankle in Sunday's win over Chicago. Coach Pete Carroll said Williams underwent successful surgery on his injury on Tuesday.|||||||
Williams was hurt in the third quarter of Sunday's 38-14 win when he was tackled after making his second catch. The injury capped a disappointing season for Williams, who had a breakout 2010 only to struggle in 2011. Williams finished the year with 18 catches for 236 yards and one touchdown, after having 65 receptions a year ago.
Williams suffered a broken ankle when he was tackled after a catch in the third quarter of Sunday's 38-14 win at Chicago.|||||||
Williams has caught 18 passes for 236 yards.
Williams returned from a concussion in Sunday's game against Cleveland.|||||||
Williams was injured in a 30-28 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Oct. 2.
Williams has found a home in Seattle. And the Seahawks' leading receiver is sticking around for a few more seasons after signing a three-year extension. The deal was announced on Monday and was finalized over the weekend before Seattle beat St. Louis to win the NFC West and become the first sub-.500 division champion in league history.|||||||
It's been a banner season for Williams, who spent the previous two years out of the NFL. The former first-round pick finished the regular season with a career-best 65 catches for 751 yards and two touchdowns. Seattle coach Pete Carroll says Williams' deal is proof that there are rewards for hard work in the Seahawks system.