Seattle Seahawks: Hawks sign former UW Husky Receiver Kasen Williams

kasenwilliamsThe Seattle Seahawks signed another former UW Husky receiver as an undrafted rookie.  The 6’3′ Kasen Williams will follow in Jermaine Kearse’s footsteps fighting for every inch to earn a spot on the hometown team.

Originally signed with the Cincinnati Bengals, it was determined his skills were not a good fit for what the Bengals were doing offensively.

“He looked very good,”  Pete Carroll said of Williams. “We’ve known him for a long time through the recruiting process, and our expectations are that he is a really accomplished receiver, great athlete getting off the ground and all—he showed all of that. He looked like he fit, so we’ll try to get him back.”

The Hawks waived linebacker Mister Alexander to open a spot on the 90 man roster.  This move only allows Williams chance to compete for the 53 man roster during the summer training camp.

The Skyline High School product received a Parade All-American status before signing with the University of Washington, in 2011.  His UW career was marred by injury struggles throughout his career.  He finished UW with 162 receptions, 1915 yards, and 15 TDs.


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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He's a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.