Former University of Washington standout receiver Reggie Williams likely will become an unrestricted free agent with the Feb. 27 free agent deadline approaching, and he’s considering his options of where he would like to play next season.
Williams said he has a clause in his contract that allows him to opt out and test the market at end of this season.
And one of his desired destinations could be Seattle.
"Of course, I’d like to come back and play for the Seahawks," Williams said. "I’d definitely like to come back to the West Coast and play. It seems like I haven’t been over there in so long. I went from one extreme to the next when you go from Seattle to Florida. So the West Coast is definitely an option."
A first round draft pick selected ninth overall by Jacksonville in 2004, Williams never lived up to expectations for the Jaguars. The fifth-year receiver started 11 games and finished with 37 receptions for 364 yards and three touchdowns last season. He had his best year as a pro in 2007, finishing with 38 receptions for 629 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Bu at 6-foot-4, 212 pounds, Williams could provide a big target for Seattle. Perhaps a change of scenery and a return to his Northwest roots could help turn Williams’ fortunes around.
Williams also was coached by new Seattle receivers coach Robert Prince while in Jacksonville, where Prince served as the team’s assistant receivers coach.
However, Williams also said he’d also have no problems returning to the Jaguars next season.
"I’d like to stay, but I can leave to," Williams. "I know Jacksonville is going to be competitive next year. I know Coach (Jack) Del Rio is going to do everything in power to get the right staff and the right players, and the right mentality in the program and get us back to the playoffs.
"I feel like if I’m given the opportunity I can make plays," Williams added. "I’m very confident in what I can do. I just need the opportunity."