A week after former Lions draft bust Mike Williams attempted to revive his career in the Canadian Football League, that attempt has come to an end.
The Toronto Argonauts have released Williams, the No. 10 overall pick of the 2005 NFL draft.
The 29-year-old Williams was once considered such a blue-chip prospect that former Lions President Matt Millen used a Top 10 pick on him even though Williams had been out of football for a full year after he tried and failed to enter the NFL draft following his sophomore season at USC (and even though Millen had used Top 10 picks on wide receivers in the two previous drafts). But Williams has never amounted to much as a professional.
Williams was a huge disappointment in two seasons with the Lions, catching just 37 passes and allowing his weight to get out of control. He was out of football for two years before his college coach, Pete Carroll, gave him another chance with the Seahawks in 2010, and he played reasonably well that year. But the Seahawks cut him in July of 2012, and he hasn’t been able to catch on anywhere since.