July 14, 2012 in Sports

Seahawks release wide receiver Williams

Tim Booth Associated Press

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RENTON, Wash. – Mike Williams’ career that was reignited with Seattle in 2010 came to an end Friday when he was suddenly cut by the Seahawks two weeks before the start of training camp.

Williams was a candidate for Comeback Player of the Year in 2010 after seeing his career rejuvenated by getting a second chance with Pete Carroll and the Seattle following flops in Detroit and Oakland. But Williams never developed a connection with new quarterback Tarvaris Jackson in 2011 and his season was ended by a broken left ankle.

When Seattle signed Sidney Rice before the start of the 2011 season, the belief was that the Seahawks had two of the top big receivers in football. Williams was coming off a 2010 season when he caught 65 passes for 751 yards.

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