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Mike Williams

Mike Williams - #17 - WR

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 235 lbs.
Birthday 01/04/1984
Birthplace Tampa, FL
College USC
Years played 6
Drafted 2005, 1st round, 10th pick by Lions

Seahawks release WR Williams

Posted July 13, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
The Seahawks released WR Mike Williams, the team announced Friday afternoon.

Seahawks still somewhat high on Rice-Williams duo

Posted Feb. 03, 2012 @ 11:22 a.m. ET
While the Seahawks still have huge expectations for Sidney Rice, we hear fellow WR Mike Williams is going to have to prove himself all over again.

Seahawks suffer setback with sloppy loss to Redskins

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 10:45 p.m. ET
Seattle's hopes of winning a third consecutive game for the first time in four years went up in a smoke in a 23-17 loss that was demoralizing, to say the least.

Redskins cut OT Williams

Posted July 30, 2011 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
The Redskins cut former first-round OT Mike Williams on Saturday. Williams missed the entire 2010 season because of blood clots.

Whisenhunt's choice for D-coordinator doubtful

Posted Jan. 23, 2011 @ 2:28 a.m. ET
Although Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt covets Steelers LB coach Keith Butler as his new defensive coordinator, Butler is likely to remain in Pittsburgh, according to NFC West Whispers.

Bears-Seahawks matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 8:24 p.m. ET
Head coach Lovie Smith acknowledged this week that his defense has to do a better job of covering WR Mike Williams this time around.

Peppers, L.T. top free-agent pickups

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 11:16 a.m. ET
For this week's NFList, we polled the PFW staff to determine who were the best free-agent acquisitions of 2010. Topping the list is Bears DE Julius Peppers, the highest-priced signee of all.

D.R.C. likely target of Wilson's criticism

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 2:59 a.m. ET
When Cardinals SS Adrian Wilson criticized some teammates for being too lax, one player he was almost certainly referring to was Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, according to our NFC West Whispers.

Seahawks driving ‘BMW’ to aerial success

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
Mike Williams' NFL career was supposed to be over long ago, but a reunion with his former college coach Pete Carroll has made him relevant once again.

Rookie Meter: Williams proving doubters wrong

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
Buccaneers WR Mike Williams continues his phenomenal rookie season after sliding to the fourth round of April's draft. Williams moved up in this week's edition of the Rookie Meter.

Fitz's Four-Course Fantasy Feast

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Mike Williams was a bust in his first NFL stint with the Lions, but his former USC coach, Pete Carroll, may have rekindled his potential in Seattle, writes Pat Fitzmaurice.

Fitz's Four-Course Fantasy Feast

Posted Aug. 25, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
Pat Fitzmaurice examines two offenses going in opposite directions — the Cardinals' and the Redskins' — and provides other observations directed at fantasy football owners.

Redskins suffer loss with OL Williams out

Posted July 17, 2010 @ 8:17 a.m. ET
The Redskins are facing an OL picture without Mike Williams, who was an unexpectedly strong contributor inside last season.

Kolb not bothered by Vick getting snaps

Posted June 06, 2010 @ 10:07 a.m. ET
According to "Whispers," Eagles QB Kevin Kolb says he has no problem with Michael Vick coming in for a play or two at a time, or even for an entire series.

Seahawks sign former first-round wide receivers

Posted April 18, 2010 @ 2:34 a.m. ET
The Seahawks have signed a pair of underachieving wide receivers who had been out of the NFL, reaching agreements with former USC Trojan and Detroit Lion pick Mike Williams and ex-Jaguar Reggie Williams, both of whom were one-time first-round draft ...


Posted July 13, 2012
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.
Posted Dec. 20, 2011
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.
Posted Dec. 18, 2011
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.
Posted Oct. 02, 2011
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.
Posted Jan. 03, 2011
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.