Dolphins Sign Receiver Damian Williams
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The Miami Dolphins have signed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Damian Williams to a one-year, $800,000 contract, the team announced Friday.
The addition of Williams on Friday provides more depth for the Dolphins at receiver, where Brian Hartline, Brandon Gibson and Armon Binns are coming off knee injuries.
“I would like to welcome Damian Williams to the Miami Dolphins,” said Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey. “Damian is a proven NFL player who brings with him talent and experience, both on offense and special teams, which will enhance a very talented and competitive receiving corps.”
The 6-3, 193-pound Williams joins Miami after spending the past four seasons with the Tennessee Titans (2010-13).
Williams, a third-round pick in 2010 out of Southern California, started 17 games in four seasons for the Titans and had 106 receptions for 1313 yards and five touchdowns.
In 2013, he saw action in 10 games with one start recording 15 catches for 178 yards.
During the 2012 campaign, Williams played in 13 games with two starts and finished the season ranked sixth on the team with 30 receptions for 324 yards.
In 2011, Williams played in 15 games and ranked fifth on the team with 45 receptions.
His 592 receiving yards in 2011 made up the third-best total on the squad, and his five touchdown receptions were the second most on the team. During his rookie season in 2010, Williams played in every game and recorded 219 yards on 16 receptions. Williams was originally selected by the Titans in the third round (77th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
Williams began his collegiate career at the University of Arkansas (2006) prior to spending two seasons at the University of Southern California (2008-09). During his collegiate career with the Razorbacks and the Trojans he caught 147 passes for 2,114 yards and 17 touchdowns while appeared in 38 games with 25 starts. Born May 26, 1988 in Dallas, Texas, Williams attended Springdale High School in Springdale, Arkansas.