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Cardinals get third-rounder Chad Williams under contract


The Cardinals are a step closer to having their entire draft class under contract.

The team announced that third-round wide receiver Chad Williams has agreed to his four-year rookie deal with the team. The Cardinals signed three other picks last weekend and have three more, including first-rounder Haason Reddick, to go before they wrap up the set.

Williams didn’t get an invite to the Scouting Combine this year, but the Cardinals still noticed his production at Grambling. Williams caught 90 passes for 1,337 yards and 11 touchdowns last season and then turned in a 4.43 40-yard dash at his pro day workout.

The Cardinals¬†have Larry Fitzgerald back for at least one more year and offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said “everybody thinks” Williams has the skill set to “carry the torch” once Fitzgerald moves along. That’s a high bar for Williams, but it should lead to plenty of opportunities to show he can do the job.

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4 Responses to “Cardinals get third-rounder Chad Williams under contract”
  1. dwoofer says: May 18, 2017 5:30 PM

    Welcome to the Bird Gang !

  2. Drunk Uncle says: May 18, 2017 6:20 PM

    Keim strikes gold again in the third round. His previous hits include David Johnson, John Brown, and Tyrann Mathieu.

    Williams put up incredible numbers at Grambling, this was a pick that was worth the risk of going with an FCS guy.

  3. decon49 says: May 18, 2017 10:03 PM

    how has he struck gold when the guy hasn’t played a single down?

  4. cardinalsfan87 says: May 19, 2017 3:54 PM

    Dude has all the physical tools, now he has to show he can go out there and do it.

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