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Kasen Williams | Wide Receiver

Team: Washington Huskies
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 216

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Seahawks signed Washington WR Kasen Williams.
Williams failed his physical when he reported to Bengals camp. Oft-injured at the University of Washington, Williams will now get a shot with his hometown NFL team. Williams was a big recruit out of high school, but underachieved with the Huskies and showed sub-par athleticism at the Combine. May 9 - 7:44 PM

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Bengals released/failed physical WR Kasen Williams.

It's unknown why Williams failed his physical, though it's likely related to the Lisfranc injury he suffered in 2013. Rob Rang of CBS Sports believes Williams' hometown Seahawks will bring him in for a visit this weekend. Even if Williams lands elsewhere, he's unlikely to be a difference maker in the NFL.
May 8 - 10:43 PM

Bengals signed Washington WR Kasen Williams.

Williams (6'2/218) arrived at Washington as a top-100 recruit and looked the part as a sophomore with a 77-878-6 receiving line. Unfortunately, Williams regressed after a severe Lisfranc/fibula injury in 2013. He was a part-time player as a senior, starting 6-of-14 games and managing 20 catches with 189 yards and two TDs. Williams showed below-average athleticism at his Pro Day, running 4.63 with a 9-foot-11 broad jump. At this stage, Williams' best chance at a pro career may be in the CFL.
May 4 - 7:14 PM

Washington WR Kasen Williams "showed enough to warrant late round or at least priority free agent consideration" at his pro day, according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Williams presents an interesting -- and sad -- case. The former prep All-American, one of Washington's all-time highest-rated recruits, mangled his foot in a horrible injury a few years ago, sapping him of some explosion. Just how much? That remains to be seen, though he posted a decent 4.62 40-yard dash and a 35.5" vertical jump at the event. "Williams caught the ball very well during his positional drills," Rang added. Seahawks HC Pete Carroll, GM John Schneider and new DC Kris Richard, San Francisco GM Trent Baalke and Washington GM Scot McCloughan were all on hand at the workout.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 6 - 12:43 PM

Washington senior WR Kasen Williams "showed the flashes that lead some to believe he can start in the NFL" in East-West Shrine Game practices, wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"During Wednesday's practice, Williams made a number of acrobatic catches, showing off his athleticism, body control and natural ballskills to track the ball and go and get it," Brugler wrote. "He accelerates smoothly off the line of scrimmage and doesn't need to slow down in his breaks, shifting gears very easily to get downfield. However, Williams has struggled with the details of the position, including his route running and body language both pre and post snap. He will require a patient coaching staff, but Williams could end up being a steal in the later rounds after a year or two of NFL seasoning." Williams has been exceedingly slow to heal from a 2013 lisfranc injury, but he might have shown scouts enough this week to hear his name called in the spring.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 18 - 12:50 PM

Washington senior WR Kasen Williams "just can't get off of press coverage like he used to," said an AFC West scout.

"I know he is trying to come back from a foot injury, but I'm just worried that he's never going to be the guy he was two years ago," the scout said. We don't need to tell you that this is a crippling indictment of Williams' current game. If you saw him play over the past few years, we also don't need to tell you that it's fair. The 6-foot-2, 216-pounder, Washington's first ever Parade All-American Player of the Year, has been a huge disappointment outside of a big 2012 (77 receptions). He posted a rough stat line of 20 receptions, 189 yards, and two touchdowns in 2014. "Williams struggled to find his way this year after trying to come back from a lisfranc injury he suffered in 2013," observed NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein. "Williams was never known as a speedster and continues to struggle getting separation from physical cornerbacks. Williams' draft stock wasn't very high before the week, and after speaking with scouts, it appears it still isn't."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 17 - 6:23 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Washington senior WR Kasen Williams is "very intriguing because of the talent that flashes," but he's been "the target of a lot of yelling by the coaches" at East-West Shrine practice.

"And Monday's practice was similar as he showed NFL talent with athletic catches, but he was also the target of a lot of yelling by the coaches as he struggled with technique and didn't consistently play up to the level that he's capable of. Although he's not yet the sum of his parts, Williams is very intriguing because of the talent that flashes," Brugler wrote. The Huskies prospect only recorded 20 receptions for 189 yards, with two touchdowns in 2014. Back in 2012, Williams had a break out year with 77 receptions for 878 yards, with six touchdowns. Brugler notes that Williams "had a Jekyll-Hyde type of career at Washington, showing flashes of brilliance, but then disappearing for long stretches."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 14 - 3:19 PM

Washington senior WR Kasen Williams accepted an invite to the East-West Shrine Game.

The 6-foot-2, 216-pounder, a stud prep recruit from Skyline High School who was Washington's first ever Parade All-American Player of the Year (2010-11), has been a huge disappointment outside of a big 2012 (his 77 receptions were third on the all-time UW single-season list, and his 878 yards were eighth-most). Williams has only 12 receptions for 91 yards in 2014. He has a lot of work to do to get drafted.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 11:09:00 PM

Seattle Times' Adam Jude reports that Washington senior WR Kasen Williams is "about 80-85 percent right now."

The 6-foot-2, 216 pound WR caught only 29 passes for 421 yards and one touchdown over his first eight games last season, before breaking his left fibula and suffering a foot injury in Washington's 41-17 win over California.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 04:56:00 PM

Rob Rang of CBS Sports wonders if Washington senior WR Kasen Williams possesses the explosiveness to separate from NFL corners.

The stud prep recruit from Skyline High School was Washington's first ever Parade All-American Player of the Year (2010-11). Williams and Mackey Award-winning TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins had to be a little miffed when Steve Sarkisian's up-tempo spread offense spotlighted slot WRs Jaydon Mickens and John Ross in 2013. Williams caught only 29 passes for 421 yards and one touchdown over his first eight games before breaking his left fibula and suffering a foot injury against Cal, which ended his season and led to two surgeries. "Williams accelerates smoothly off the line of scrimmage and uses his body well to shield corners from the ball on quick slants," Rang wrote. "Too often he's forced to push off defenders on comebacks and deep-outs and he rarely was targeted by former Washington quarterback Keith Price on vertical routes. He is a highly physical receiver, whose aggression and strength made him very effective blocking on the perimeter."
Source: CBS Sports
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 06:09:00 PM

Washington junior WR Kasen Williams (foot, leg) will miss 2-4 months.

In other words, his season is over. Williams suffered a broken bone in his lower left leg and an injury to his left foot in Washington's 41-17 win over California last Saturday. Washington's leading receiver last year, Williams finishes the 2013 season with 29 catches for 321 yards and one touchdown.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 08:35:00 PM

Washington junior WR Kasen Williams suffered a broken left foot in the school's game against Cal.

The injury could cost Williams the remainder of the regular season. "We know there’s a break and a dislocation in his foot, so he’s going to be out quite some time," head coach Sarkisian said. Williams is one of the better blocking receivers in the country and is uncharacteristically physical for the position.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 10:31:00 AM

Washington junior WR Kasen Williams has been cleared to participate in team activities.

Head coach Steve Sarkisian suspended Williams due to an off-field incident earlier this summer. That incident involved a misdemeanor charge of consuming alcohol or marijuana while driving. Williams led the Huskies in receptions with 77 and 878 receiving yards.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 10:06:00 AM

Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian acknowledged an off-field incident involving junior WR Kasen Williams.

Williams faced a misdemeanor charge of consuming alcohol or marijuana while driving, a different charge than the typical DUI. Sarkisian noted disciplinary measures will be handled internally. He led the Huskies in receptions with 77 and 878 receiving yards.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 12:12:00 PM