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June
12th

WR Kasen Williams signs with Seahawks

Kasen Williams’ performance at the Seattle Seahawks rookie minicamp last month was apparently good enough to garner a contract as an undrafted free agent.

The Seahawks officially announced on Friday that Williams, the former Huskies receiver, has signed with Seattle and joined the 90-man roster.

Williams, the former Skyline High School star, went undrafted following an underwhelming senior season at UW in which he caught just 20 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns. A severe leg injury ended his junior season after just eight games, and though Williams recovered in time for the start of the 2014 season, he didn’t look like the same player who caught 142 passes for 1,726 yards during his first three seasons. Read more »

May
2nd

WR Kasen Williams reportedly signs with Bengals

Kasen Williams wasn’t drafted, but it appears the former Huskies receiver will have a chance to earn a roster spot with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Williams, whose career at Washington was plagued by a gruesome leg injury suffered eight games into the 2013 season, has reportedly signed with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent. Read more »

Sep.
3rd

Teammates like how Huskies’ offense looks with Cyler Miles at QB

Cyler Miles will start at quarterback for the Huskies this week against Eastern Washington. (PETER HALEY -- Staff photographer)
Cyler Miles will start at quarterback for the Huskies this week against Eastern Washington. (PETER HALEY — Staff photographer)

SEATTLE – Jovial by nature, Jaydon Mickens often smiles when he speaks, his excitable nature conveyed nearly every time he’s interviewed.

But that’s just the junior receiver’s default. Ask him about third-year sophomore Washington Huskies quarterback Cyler Miles, and Mickens cranks the cheer up another notch.

“I’m very excited,” he said. “You should see what’s going on out in practice.”

You can’t, of course, because practices are closed. So here’s Mickens, asked how the insertion of Miles as UW’s starting quarterback this week against Eastern Washington (12 p.m. Saturday, Pac-12 Networks) might help improve an offense that struggled its way to just 17 points last week against Hawaii.

“I feel it changes a lot,” Mickens said. “It’s a lot of leadership. I’m not saying that Jeff (Lindquist) didn’t have that – he definitely had that – but it’s a better feel,” Mickens said. “It feels like we’ve kind of got another Keith Price back there, really constructing the offense, really putting balls where they need to be, holding his receivers accountable on everything, and it’s moving a lot faster and a lot smoother.” Read more »