Seahawks To Look at Mike Williams
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NorthwestFootball.net
Posted Apr 12, 2010


Free agent wide receiver Mike Williams (left) will try out for the Seattle Seahawks during this week's pre-draft mini-camp.

Free agent wide receiver Mike Williams will try out for the Seattle Seahawks during this week's mini-camp, ESPN.com's Mike Sando reports.

Seattle's pre-draft mini-camp runs from Tuesday through Thursday of this week.

Williams (6-5, 230) played two seasons for Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll at USC, and was chosen with the 10th overall pick of the 2005 NFL Draft, despite being ineligible for the 2004 college season after hiring an agent and declaring for the 2004 NFL Draft, which he and Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett were ultimately ruled ineligible for.

Williams has caught just 44 passes for 539 yards and a pair of touchdowns during a 30-game career that also included stints with the Oakland Raiders and Tennessee Titans. Williams struggled with his weight during his first three seasons in the NFL, and has been out of the league since he was released by the Titans prior to their 2008 training camp.

Williams will be participating in the Seahawks' mini-camp alongside fellow Top 10 NFL Draft pick Reggie Williams, a former University of Washington standout who was chosen with the 9th overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Sando also reports that former Jaguars cornerback Kennard Cox will be trying out for the 'Hawks, as well.

An undrafted free agent out of the University of Pittsburgh, Cox (6-0, 197) signed with the Buffalo Bills in 2008. Cox made three tackles for the Bills during pre-season action that season, but was waived towards the end of training camp. Cox spent several weeks on the Green Bay Packers' practice squad before being signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars active roster.

Cox appeared in a pair of games for the Jaguars at end of the 2008 season, and was re-signed for the 2009 season. Cox had 7 tackles during the '09 pre-season, and spent much of the regular season shuttling between the Jaguars' active roster and practice squad. In six games for the Jaguars, Cox totaled three tackles.

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