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Ex-Seahawk Mike Williams resurfaces in CFL

By Brady Henderson

Mike Williams was optimistic that he would play for another NFL team last season after the Seahawks released him in July.

He never did, and after sitting the 2012 season out, Williams has landed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. The team announced his signing Thursday.

Williams, 29, was a first-round bust who resurrected his career with the Seahawks, leading the team in receiving in 2010 and playing well enough to earn a three-year contract extension that season. He was slowed by foot and hamstring injuries in 2011 before breaking his leg late in the season. He wasn’t fully recovered by the summer, and the Seahawks released him two weeks before the start of training camp.

Williams struggled with his weight in the NFL, so it’s notable that his bio on the Argonauts’ website lists him at 196 pounds. That’s 44 pounds lighter than what he weighed during the 2011 season.