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Michael Williams | Tackle | #85

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 304
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 7 (211) / DET
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Patriots released T/TE Michael Williams.
He missed all of last season with a torn ACL. Williams began his career at tackle but he spent most of his time in New England as a blocking tight end. The 26-year-old will look to catch on as a camp body elsewhere. May 12 - 4:21 PM

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Patriots re-signed T/TE Michael Williams.

When healthy, Williams can be a useful jumbo-package tight end. He tore his ACL last June and will have to compete for a roster spot in training camp.
Mar 9 - 4:54 PM

Patriots OT/TE Michael Williams won't have surgery until the swelling goes down in his left knee.

Williams suffered a torn ACL at minicamp on June 8. He had been the favorite to land the No. 3 tight end job behind Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett. Now that role will likely be occupied by Clay Harbor. Williams is hoping to undergo surgery the week of July 4. He'll be a restricted free agent next offseason.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 08:41:00 AM

Patriots placed TE Michael Williams (knee surgery) on injured reserve.

Williams suffered a torn ACL on the second day of minicamp. He started nine games as a blocking tight end/backup tackle last year, but wasn't guaranteed a spot with the additions of Martellus Bennett and Clay Harbor.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 06:48:00 PM

Patriots acquired OT Michael Williams from the Lions.

Per ESPN's Field Yates, the Lions are receiving a future seventh-round pick. A 2013 seventh-rounder, Williams was in the mix at right tackle in Detroit, but quickly faded. A converted tight end, Williams has never appeared in a regular-season game. He's nothing more than an upside bench stash for the Patriots.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 05:37:00 PM

Lions OT Michael Williams is "among the leaders to start" at right tackle.

With LaAdrian Waddle (knee) on active/PUP, Williams has been mixing in first-team reps. A converted tight end, Williams spent last season on practice squad after missing his rookie year to I.R. Cornelius Lucas is the favorite to start if Waddle isn’t ready for Week 1, but Williams could win the job with a strong camp.
Source: MLive.com
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 04:34:00 PM

The Lions have moved Michael Williams from tight end to offensive tackle.

The Lions are loaded at tight end now with Eric Ebron, Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria. Williams came into the league as a 6'6/270 blocking tight end, but spent his rookie year on injured reserve with a hand injury. He's since bulked up to 300 pounds and will try to earn a roster spot as a backup tackle.
Wed, May 21, 2014 10:24:00 AM

Lions placed TE Michael Williams (hand) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Williams broke his hand in the Lions' third preseason game. He was only going to miss a few weeks, but the Lions declined to hold a roster spot for a seventh-round blocker.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 05:27:00 PM

Lions rookie TE Michael Williams broke his hand in Thursday night's third preseason game against the Patriots.

He'll have surgery next week and is now a candidate for injured reserve; the timetable will be lengthy, and the Lions won't save a roster spot for a seventh-round draft pick. Williams was competing for a blocking tight end role.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 02:31:00 PM

Lions seventh-round TE Michael Williams believes he's improving as a pass-catcher.

Williams, who is 6-foot-5, 278 pounds, was a blocking tight end at Alabama, and the Lions reportedly believe he could eventually make the move to offensive tackle. "I've grown tremendously, just through (OTAs)," Williams said. "I feel myself coming out of breaks faster." Williams' drive to improve is admirable, but even with Brandon Pettigrew and Tony Scheffler's Lions futures up in the air, Williams is never going to project as a receiver.
Mon, Jun 24, 2013 08:48:00 AM

The Lions can envision seventh-round TE Michael Williams moving to offensive tackle later in his career.

Williams, a blocking tight end at Alabama, measured 6'5/278 at the Combine. He could get even bigger on an NFL lifting and eating program. The Lions are expecting to use Williams as a sixth lineman in short yardage this season.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 09:43:00 AM

Lions agreed to terms with No. 211 overall pick TE Michael Williams on a four-year, $2.22 million contract.

A blocking specialist for the national champion Crimson Tide, Williams caught just 24 passes as a senior. A burly 6-foot-5, 278 pounds, Williams labored to a 5.19 40-yard dash at Alabama's Pro Day. Although Brandon Pettigrew and Tony Scheffler's Lions careers are up in the air, Williams doesn't have a future as a pass-catcher.
Wed, May 8, 2013 04:04:00 PM

Lions selected Alabama TE Michael Williams with the No. 211 overall pick.

Williams (6-foot-5 3/4, 278) made 41 starts for the Crimson Tide, primarily working as an in-line blocker. He caught 24 passes for 183 yards (7.6 YPR) and four touchdowns as a senior. Williams ran a 5.19 forty at Alabama's Pro Day with a 25 1/2-inch vertical and 8-foot broad jump. All but bereft of athleticism, Williams will have to be a sixth offensive lineman to make it in the pros. Williams will try to replace Will Heller as the Lions' blocking tight end.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 05:44:00 PM

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