Seattle Seahawks Sign Mike Williams As Minicamp Ends

Published on April 16, 2010 by     

The Seattle Seahawks wanted a big receiver. Just not too big.

As such, the magnitude of Mike Williams was a question entering the Seattle Seahawks’ minicamp. The former first-round draft pick has weighed as much as 270 pounds while in the NFL — pretty heavy for a tight end and positively enormous for a receiver.

But Williams arrived for his tryout in Seattle weighing 235 pounds and played his way to a contract with the Seahawks, according to the NFL’s official Web site.

Seattle had 75 players at the three-day minicamp. Williams was one of the 17 participating on a tryout basis, as the Seahawks did everything but check the recycling bin in search of able-bodied contributors.

Of those 17 tryouts, two signed contracts according to NFL.com: Williams and fullback Ryan Powdrell. Both attended USC, where they played under Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.

Reggie Williams, former Washington Huskies receiver, also participated in a tryout. His agent did not return a message asking if the Seahawks signed Williams, and the team gave no indication it had.

Powdrell was added to a position of need, as Owen Schmitt is the only fullback currently on Seattle’s roster. Williams fits a different niche.

“Historically, if you look back on our past, we love big guys,” Carroll said, “and have a lot of success with them and haven’t changed our attitude about that at all.”

The question now is whether Williams can change the trajectory of his career, with his fourth team in five seasons.

He played two seasons at USC, catching 81 passes as a freshman in 2002 and 95 passes as a sophomore. He scored 30 touchdowns in two years.

Williams declared for the draft after his sophomore year, on the heels of a legal case in which Ohio State’s Maurice Clarett challenged the rule prohibiting players from entering the draft after two years of college.

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