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Jesse Williams | Defensive Lineman | #90

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 325
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 5 (137) / SEA
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Seahawks waived DT Jesse Williams.
Williams spent 2015 on the reserve/NFI list after undergoing cancer treatment last summer. A 2013 fifth-rounder, knee issues wiped out Williams' first two seasons. He's never appeared in a regular season game. Mar 8 - 5:23 PM

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Seahawks DT Jesse Williams says he's back to 100 percent health after missing the entire 2015 season following a cancer diagnosis.

Williams was healthy enough to participate in the preseason, but ended up spending all 16 games on the reserve/NFI list. The 2013 fifth-rounder is an exclusive rights free agent. Williams has never appeared in a regular season game.
Jan 28 - 10:48 PM

Seahawks placed DT Jesse Williams on the reserve/NFI list.

He'll be ineligible for the first six games. When healthy, Williams could add midseason depth to Seattle's defensive line.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 05:47:00 PM

Seahawks activated DT Jesse Williams (cancer) from the active/NFI list.

Williams was expected to miss the entire 2015 season after having a kidney removed, but has made a remarkably quick recovery. He's fighting for a reserve role along Seattle's defensive line.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 08:48:00 PM

Seahawks DT Jesse Williams (cancer) has been cleared for "light workouts."

Williams was recently diagnosed with Papillary Type 2 cancer and underwent kidney surgery. The former fifth-round pick out of Alabama will miss the 2015 season, but aims at returning to the football field. We wish him the best.
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 11:04:00 AM

Seahawks DT Jesse Williams has been diagnosed with Papillary Type 2 cancer.

Williams will undergo kidney surgery and won't be playing football in 2015. "Although disappointing, I am a fighter and will handle this," Williams said in a statement. "I am going to focus on my health and fighting this battle with a return to football as my ultimate goal." Just 24 years old, Williams was the 137th overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft.
Mon, May 18, 2015 05:32:00 PM

Seahawks re-signed DT Jesse Williams.

Williams, 24, didn't generate any free-agent interest after getting waived last month. He's spent the last two years on Seattle's I.R. list with knee injuries. Williams will compete for a depth role on the interior line if healthy.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 06:01:00 PM

Seahawks waived DT Jesse Williams.

Williams appeared in the first round of many a mock draft in April of 2013. He slipped all the way to the fifth round and proceeded to spend the next two seasons on Seattle's I.R. list. Williams is still only 24 years old, but chronic knee woes pose an obvious threat to his football playing career.
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 08:53:00 PM

Seahawks placed DT Jesse Williams on injured reserve, ending his season.

Williams suffered a significant knee injury in Wednesday's camp practice after missing his entire rookie year with a knee problem stemming from Alabama. The Seahawks feared Williams would never play again following last year's training camp, and they probably have the same concerns now.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 01:14:00 PM

Seahawks DT Jesse Williams' knee injury is "potentially serious," and could require surgery.

Williams was carted off the practice field on Wednesday. It's extremely bad news for a player who has battled knee issues since college. Coach Pete Carroll feared Williams was "done" after last season. Batting for a reserve spot, Williams' 2014 outlook is dismal.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 03:36:00 PM

Seahawks DT Jesse Williams suffered a leg injury during practice Wednesday.

Williams has to be carted off the field. The injury specifics are unclear, but Williams has battled chronic knee issues since college, with coach Pete Carroll conceding he thought Williams was "done" after last season. Williams is battling for a roster spot behind Kevin Williams and Brandon Mebane.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 03:37:00 PM

Coach Pete Carroll said he was worried DT Jesse Williams was "done" after last season.

Williams battled chronic knee issues as he came out of Alabama last year, landing on injured reserve before his rookie NFL season even started. But he's rehabbed hard, and now Carroll believes he'll be able to battle for a roster spot behind Kevin Williams and Brandon Mebane.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 11:38:00 AM

The Seahawks are encouraged by the way second-year DT Jesse Williams has looked at OTAs.

DC Dan Quinn noted that Williams is healthier now than he was at any point last offseason before he was stashed on injured reserve in August with persistent knee issues. Last year's fifth-round pick, Williams is battling for the No. 4 defensive tackle spot behind Tony McDaniel, Brandon Mebane, and Jordan Hill.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 08:55:00 AM

Seahawks placed rookie DT Jesse Williams on injured reserve, ending his season.

This appears to be a "stash" move, as Williams battled nagging knee injuries throughout camp after worry about those same problems killed his draft stock, spiraling a projected first-round prospect into round five. Williams may need another surgery. He'll return to battle for a roster spot in 2014.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 01:14:00 PM

The Seahawks coaching staff has been impressed with rookie defensive tackles Jesse Williams and Jordan Hill.

Hill is working at both defensive tackle positions while Williams is playing tackle and end. Carroll said Williams will start playing nose tackle as well when they begin training camp next month. Both have gotten work with the first-team, though Williams has the better chance to contribute right away in the vacancy left by Alan Branch's departure.
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 12:27:00 PM

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