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Thomas Williams | Linebacker

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/25/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 240
College: USC
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Bucs waived LB Thomas Williams.
Williams left the team two days after signing, so the Bucs moved on and signed Nate Triplett instead. It appears Williams doesn't want to play ball anymore. Sun, Jul 29, 2012 09:50:00 AM

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Bucs signed LB Thomas Williams.

Purely a special teamer, Williams' season ended early with the Panthers last year after back-to-back concussion and neck injuries in late October.
Thu, Jul 26, 2012 05:13:00 PM

Panthers placed LB Thomas Williams (neck) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Williams was expected to miss "extended" time when he sustained a neck injury on top of a concussion just two weeks earlier. The special teamer is a restricted free agent in 2012.
Tue, Nov 8, 2011 03:45:00 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera believes LBs Thomas Williams (neck) and Jason Phillips (calf) could both be looking at "extended" absences.

Williams' injury is the more serious of the two, though the Panthers have yet to provide a timetable for his return. Seriously lacking in depth at linebacker, the Panthers will likely be forced to make a move this week.
Mon, Oct 31, 2011 12:29:00 PM

Panthers LB Thomas Williams was forced from Sunday's game with a neck injury.

Williams was down for a minute and appeared to be knocked out. He's coming off a concussion sustained two weeks ago, so it's a good bet that this will turn out to be a multi-week injury.
Sun, Oct 30, 2011 02:36:00 PM

Panthers LB Thomas Williams suffered a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.

Williams is a reserve, but the injury is more bad news for a linebacker corps currently missing Omar Gaither and without Thomas Davis and Jon Beason for the season. Williams will have to pass his baseline tests before returning to practice. With or without Williams, the Panthers' 31st ranked run defense should be in for another long afternoon against the Redskins in Week 7.
Mon, Oct 17, 2011 12:59:00 PM

Panthers signed LB Thomas Williams from the practice squad.

Williams has bounced around the league, seeing time with the Bills, Texans, and Jaguars over the past three seasons. He'll have a chance to impress the Carolina coaching staff backing up Nic Harris at weakside linebacker.
Sat, Jan 1, 2011 11:47:00 AM

Bills waived LB Thomas Williams.

Williams was signed to provide depth across the team's linebacker corps, but the team's early week claiming of LB Pierre Woods has made Williams expendable.
Sat, Dec 11, 2010 01:59:00 PM

Bills signed LB Thomas Williams off their practice squad.

The former USC Trojan was signed to solidify the team's linebacker corp after Shawne Merriman and Keith Ellison were both placed on injured reserve.
Sat, Nov 27, 2010 01:43:00 PM

Patriots signed LB Thomas Williams off their practice squad.

Williams (6'1/225) is too small to play inside linebacker in the Patriots' 3-4 and lacks pass-rush skills to play outside. He'll be a special teamer.
Wed, Jan 6, 2010 03:36:00 PM

Texans signed LB Thomas Williams to their practice squad.

The former Jaguar could be an option on special teams later on.
Tue, Oct 6, 2009 02:54:00 PM

Jaguars agreed to terms with rookie fifth-round LB Thomas Williams on a four-year contract.

The team currently has a glut of young talent at linebacker, so Williams will likely be limited to special teams if he makes the squad.
Sat, Jul 12, 2008 09:29:00 AM