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Argos sign former NFL wide receiver Williams

TSN.ca Staff

5/23/2013 2:22:10 PM

The Toronto Argonauts signed wide receiver Mike Williams, a former first round NFL draft pick, on Thursday.

Drafted 10th overall in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions, Williams spent five seasons with the Lions, Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks.

In 56 career NFL games, he totalled 127 receptions for 1,526 yards five touchdowns. Williams' sophomore season was his most impressive as in 14 games he made 65 catches for 751 yards and two touchdowns.

Prior to joining the NFL, Williams was a dominant college receiver. As a two-year starter at the University of Southern California, he played in 26 games and totalled 176 receptions for 2,579 yards and 30 touchdowns.