DT Jesse Williams tells Australian newspaper he’s rejoining Seahawks
Jesse Williams’ career with the Seahawks looked like it was ending before it ever really began when Seattle waived the 24-year-old defensive tackle earlier this month. But having since cleared waivers, Williams told an Australian newspaper that he’s rejoining the Seahawks on a new deal.
“The club has restructured my contract and I’ll be heading back in two to three weeks,” Williams said Monday, according to Tim Boswell of The Courier-Mail in Brisbane.
Williams hasn’t played a regular-season snap in two years with the Seahawks because of knee injuries. Williams has had knee issues dating back to college, which were considered the reason he fell to the fifth round of the 2013 draft. The Seahawks made what for them is a rare move by trading up to select Williams, which is an indication of the potential they saw and perhaps still see in him despite two lost seasons on injured reserve.
Williams told the newspaper that he’s “all good now” after successful rehabilitation.
“I have had a few minor knee surgeries but I think it has been taken a bit out of context by the media,” he said.
Williams will return to a defensive-line rotation that has already lost some of its depth from last season and could lose more. O’Brien Schofield has signed with Atlanta while Kevin Williams, Demarcus Dobbs, Landon Cohen and Will Tukuafu are all unrestricted free agents.