Patriots cut tight end Michael Williams

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The Patriots collect tight ends like few other teams, but they let one go this afternoon.

The team announced they had released blocker/spare lineman Michael Williams.

Williams spent last year on injured reserve after tearing his ACL last June, but they re-signed him in March.

The 6-foot-6, 304-pounder was originally a seventh-round pick of the Lions, and was acquired in a trade in 2015, and played a role for them. But the Patriots traded for Dwayne Allen and James O’Shaughnessy this offseason.

12 responses to “Patriots cut tight end Michael Williams

  1. This actually really bums me out. I was really looking forward to having him back this year and healthy. The ability to fill in at tackle AND catch passes was a nice little trick to have up the sleeves.

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    I’m surprised that no one would give up even a conditional 7th in 2020 for a veteran TE who can also fill in at tackle.
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  3. truetrue85 says:
    May 12, 2017 5:00 PM
    This actually really bums me out. I was really looking forward to having him back this year and healthy. The ability to fill in at tackle AND catch passes was a nice little trick to have up the sleeves.
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    By all accounts he worked hard but the kid had hands of stone and there are 6 other TE’s currently on the roster. Who’s roster spot would you want to see him him taking up?

  4. 6ball says:
    May 12, 2017 5:29 PM
    “…a veteran TE who can also fill in at tackle.”
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    It’s more the other way around really, a career tackle who also had some awareness/ball-handling skills so a smart Belichick dressed as a TE but it was primarily to bolster the line on certain plays/screens.

  5. I knew he was gone better to let him go now this way he my have a chance at getting picked up.

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