Seahawks reward Mike Williams with three-year extension

Capping one of the more interesting comeback stories the NFL has seen in some time, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Mike Williams was rewarded with a new contract today.

Williams received a three-year extension from the Seattle Seahawks, according to Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times. The contract was agreed to Saturday and the deal was announced today. It will keep him with the Seahawks through 2013.

Williams, a first-round draft pick out of USC by the Detroit Lions, was a colossal bust for his first NFL team. Out of the league for the last two years, Pete Carroll, his college coach, gave him a look with the Seahawks. He fit in instantly and finished the regular season with 65 receptions for 751 yards and two touchdowns.

"I'm happy to be here," Williams said. "I'm happy to be a part of the beginning, and I'm excited. I can't really put it into words, but I'm very blessed."

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