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Corey Williams | Defensive Lineman | #99

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/17/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 320
College: Arkansas State
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 6 (179) / GB
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The Lions have expressed interest in re-signing free agent DT Corey Williams.
Williams had knee surgery last season, so the Lions want to make sure he's healthy before potentially bringing him back on a one-year deal. He made just five starts in 2012. If signed, Williams will return as defensive tackle depth. Fri, Jun 14, 2013 08:46:00 AM

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Free agent DT Corey Williams left his visit in Oakland without a deal.

It remains unclear why the Raiders continue to bring in older, declining free agents. After blowing up their roster, the time to rebuild through youth is now. Williams is entering his age-33 season and well into his decline phase.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 11:53:00 AM

Free agent DT Corey Williams visited the Raiders.

Williams is wearing down quickly as he enters his age-33 season and has garnered no other known interest. In other words, he's a perfect fit for the bumbling Raiders. A knee injury and the emergence of Nick Fairley conspired to limit Williams to just nine tackles and two sacks a year ago.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 07:59:00 AM

ESPN.com expects the Lions to "move on" from free agent DT Corey Williams.

The 32-year-old defensive tackle was limited to just seven games by a knee injury in 2012, and was made expendable by the emergence of 2011 first-rounder Nick Fairley. Williams was a 15-game starter as recently as 2011, but could have trouble finding guaranteed money on the open market. Just six of his 27.5 career sacks have come since 2009.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Feb 6, 2013 06:14:00 PM

Lions placed DT Corey Williams (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Williams has missed six games since undergoing what was billed at the time as minor knee surgery. He finishes a disappointing contract season with nine tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble. Although the 32-year-old Williams is highly regarded by the coaching staff and teammates, his Detroit future is up in the air following the emergence of 2011 first-rounder Nick Fairley.
Tue, Dec 11, 2012 04:45:00 PM

Lions declared DT Corey Williams, QB Kellen Moore, DE Ronnell Lewis, S Louis Delmas, OT Corey Hilliard, OT John Fox, and WR Brian Robiskie inactive for Week 11 versus the Packers.

Nick Fairley has been playing at a high level as Williams' replacement. Ricardo Silva and Erik Coleman are filling in at safety for Delmas and Amari Spievey. Veteran CB Drayton Florence (forearm) is active for the first time this season.
Sun, Nov 18, 2012 11:50:00 AM

Lions DT Corey Williams (knee) did not practice on Saturday.

Williams has missed the Lions' last two games after opening the season as a starter. He practiced on Thursday and Friday, but his absence on Saturday doesn't bode well for his Week 7 status against the Bears on Monday night. If Williams sits, the Lions will again split snaps between Nick Fairley and Sammie Lee Hill.
Sat, Oct 20, 2012 11:41:00 AM

Lions DT Corey Williams (knee) is not expected to play in Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Williams missed Week 4, took the bye week off and is now out for Week 6. But if he truly had a mere scope, he should be back shortly. Sammie Lee Hill and Nick Fairley will continue to fill in.
Wed, Oct 10, 2012 08:59:00 AM

Lions DT Corey Williams has been declared out for Week 4 after undergoing knee surgery on Tuesday.

The timetable given by the team is "week-to-week," which suggests a minor knee scope. Williams has played 125-of-182 snaps as a starter on a defense which has been stingy to opposing fantasy backs. Look for Sammie Lee Hill and Nick Fairley to split snaps in his place.
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 01:17:00 PM

Lions DT Corey Williams is facing a DWI charge stemming from an arrest last year.

The arrest was never reported by the media, so this incident just now became news for a Lions organization that certainly didn't need it after seven separate offseason arrests. Williams appeared in court on Wednesday. His attorney is arguing that Williams was "racially profiled." The judge said the case is "under advisement" and will be ruled upon within the week.
Source: MLive.com
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 02:12:00 PM

Lions DT Corey Williams and WR Nate Burleson are candidates to be released or restructured, suggests the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett.

Williams is due $5 million and Burleson $4 million. GM Martin Mayhew suggested last month that Burleson's roster spot was safe, but the decisions are going to get tougher if the Lions can't get Calvin Johnson to reduce his $21 million cap number by agreeing to an extension. Turning 32 in August, Williams could be replaced by Nick Fairley.
Tue, Feb 14, 2012 06:40:00 PM

Lions acquired DT Corey Williams and a 2010 seventh-round pick from the Browns in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the 2010 draft.

Williams passed his physical, so the deal is done. Clearly desperate to move on from the $38.6 million Phil Savage bust, the Browns gave up a solid pass-rushing tackle for pennies on the dollar. Williams played of position at end in Cleveland's 3-4, but still managed four sacks a year ago and had seven in Green Bay's 4-3 three years ago. The 29-year-old returns to a 4-3 in Detroit. The move makes it more likely -- though not a lock -- that the Lions could take Oklahoma State LT Russell Okung with the No. 2 overall pick.
Fri, Mar 5, 2010 01:36:00 PM

The Detroit Free Press confirms that DL Corey Williams is already in Motown, and will undergo a physical for the Lions on Friday.

The physical will complete a trade sending the Browns a "fifth- or sixth-round draft pick" in exchange for the pass rusher. The Lions would also be assuming quite a bit of salary. Williams is due roughly $6 million in 2010.
Thu, Mar 4, 2010 11:56:00 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Browns will trade DE Corey Williams to the Lions on Friday, pending a physical.

The return is expected to be a "low draft pick," which makes sense as Williams has been overpaid bust with Cleveland. The Lions believe he'll return to form when they put him back in the three-technique role that allowed him to shine with Green Bay. Detroit is still expected to take a defensive tackle at No. 2 overall, and they'll continue to pursue Kyle Vanden Bosch. The Browns are also expected to be extremely active on Friday.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Mar 4, 2010 10:43:00 PM

Browns DE Corey Williams is due a $1.7 million roster bonus in March.

He's also due a $4.2 million salary. Cleveland is expected to consider cutting or trading Williams, who's been a bust since ex-GM Phil Savage sent Green Bay a second-round pick for him three offseasons ago. Williams has "made it clear" that he doesn't like playing in the Browns' 3-4 defense.
Sun, Feb 28, 2010 10:43:00 PM

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