University of Washington and Lakes High product Reggie Williams continued his journey back to the NFL after a year hiatus because of off-the-field issues.
The Seahawks signed Williams today after a three-day tryout during the team’s voluntary, veteran minicamp this week. He joins USC products wide receiver Mike Williams and fullback Ryan Powdrell as tryout players signed to Seattle’s roster.
The 6-foot-4, 230 pounder looked his best during his final day of camp, doing a nice job of working the middle of the field and using his body to make tough catches in traffic.
“I feel the three days went well,” Reggie Williams said. “I’m just learning the system and I think I performed pretty well.”
Carroll was impressed with the play of both Mike and Reggie Williams, specifically the two’s ability to learn the playbook in a short amount of time.
“They’ve only been here for three days too, but they didn’t look like that,” Carroll said. “So that’s a bonus. … I thought both those guys made a good showing.”
During his days at USC, Carroll typically used bigger receivers in his offense, so both Mike and Reggie Williams could provide that unique aspect for Seattle.
“Historically if you look back at our past we love big guys, and have had a lot of success with them and haven’t changed out attitude on that at all, so it would be nice,” Carroll said.
Seattle’s next minicamp begins the following weekend after the draft on April 30.