Redskins cut OL Mike Williams

The Washington Redskins have officially terminated the contract of offensive lineman Mike Williams, the team announced today.

Williams was out of football all of last season after doctors discovered blood clots near his heart.

Williams, the fourth overall pick of the 2002 draft, spent he first four seasons of his career with Buffalo. He signed with Jacksonville in 2006, but never played a game. Williams then was out of football for two years when his weight got out of control and ballooned to 450 pounds.

He made a comeback in 2009 working his way back into shape – getting down to 337 pounds – and making Washington’s roster.

Williams started eight games for the Redskins in ’09 and was slated to be the starting right guard last season. But then he developed the blood clots and spent the entire year on injured reserve.

Williams had not attended any of this week’s voluntary workouts or any of training camp.

This was the final year left on Williams’s contract.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.


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