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Former 2nd Round Pick Williams Released

Jimmy Williams

The Falcons have cut former second-round pick Jimmy Williams, just two seasons after drafting him.  The Daily Press reports that Williams came to offseason workouts at 230 pounds, which is 18 pounds over the weight he is listed at on the teams roster.  He also missed two of three days of a voluntary mini-camp for “personal reasons,” a sure way to get yourself kicked off a roster.

“I knew it could get to this point, but I wasn’t sure it would,” Williams said. “They’ve been upset with my weight, but I didn’t think the weight thing was a big issue. I thought they were hiding behind that. Other than that, there weren’t any real disputes between me and the Falcons.  I never felt like I had a fair shot to show what I can do, but I’m not upset with anybody.”

Last season Williams played in 14 games, making 15 tackles with one interception.  He had 24 tackles in 13 games back in 2006, his rookie season with the team.  He was set to make $445,000 in 2008, and ProFootballTalk.com says look for the Seahawks to look at Williams, since Jim Mora (current assistant coach) was the coach that drafted him two years ago.


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