Two months ago, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll signed one of his former players, a punter. He’s now signing two more of them.
Including one of the biggest draft busts of the past decade.
Receiver Mike Williams and fullback Ryan Powdrell will be joining the team, according to Jason La Canfora of NFL Network.
Williams spent two seasons with the Lions before being released. He then had brief stints with the Raiders and Titans. He has been out of football for two full seasons.
With left tackle Walter Jones likely to retire, maybe the Seahawks are considering giving Williams a crack at filling the void.
And if we need any evidence with only six days to go until the 2010 draft regarding the inherently imperfect nature both of scouting and of, um, draftniking, consider that Mel Kiper’s head was close to exploding as Williams fell through the top ten in the 2005 draft.
To his credit, Kiper owned his blunder: “Williams was one of my worst evaluations ever.”
Then again, we didn’t need him to say it in order to know it.