Seattle takes no-risk chance on former WR busts

One first-round flop simply couldn’t cut it in the NFL.

The other sat out last season after a cocaine bust.

Both have the last name Williams and both are getting a comeback chance with the Seattle Seahawks. The team signed Mike Williams, a major bust of Matt Millen proportion, probably because he starred for new Seahawks coach Pete Carroll at USC. They also added Reggie Williams, the former University of Washington star who played five seasons in Jacksonville but was forced to sit out last year following a drug arrest that led to two years probation.

Reggie Williams has actually produced in the NFL before. Not to the point where he wasn’t considered, well, a bust. But he showed promise in 2007 when he caught 38 passes for 629 yards and 10 touchdowns. It looked like he was going to develop into a big-time playmaker. But his production dipped the next season and then he got arrested.

Like Mike Williams, Reggie Williams is a big target who fits the profile in Carroll’s offense. Can he jump-start his career? Both were involved in a voluntary minicamp on a tryout basis.

“Historically if you look back at our past we love big guys, and have had a lot of success with them and haven’t changed our attitude on that at all, so it would be nice,” Carroll told the Tacoma News Tribune

Seattle’s next minicamp begins the following weekend after the draft on April 30.

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