During the beautiful chaos that typically follows the NFL draft, NFL teams are searching for that needle in the haystack that other teams have no actionable knowledge about. In the realities of the NFL today, most college free agents never make it out of training camp, but there are usually one or two (sometimes three) from each team who earn a roster spot, it actually happens pretty often in Cincinnati.
Cincinnati reportedly reached an agreement with Washington Huskies wide receiver Kasen Williams following the draft last weekend. When the team released their official college free agents list, Williams was noticeably absent after he had reportedly failed a physical... it's believed that was related to a 2013 Lisfranc injury.
Williams received an invite from Seattle to participate in the Seahawks rookie minicamp and tells the Seattle Times that he's "100 percent healthy" and that it wasn't a good fit in Cincinnati. "It just wasn't a good fit (with the Bengals) at the end of the day," Williams said via Bob Condotta with the Seattle Times. "I’m glad I’m here. I’m glad there’s an opportunity to get on the field here and happy to be here."
Williams played 48 games at Washington, generating 162 receptions for 1,915 yards receiving and 15 touchdowns -- he posted 113 receptions, 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns in his first two seasons. His numbers significantly dropped after suffering his Lisfranc injury.