Linebacker Jason Williams, the latest piece of evidence that the 2009 draft may as well have been presided over by a group of drunken gibbon monkeys, has found a new home.
The Carolina Panthers claimed Williams on Wednesday afternoon, just a day after being released by the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas drafted Williams with their first overall pick of the 2009 draft, which came, of course, in the third round--as Jerry Jones and co. had sent the first and second picks to Detroit and Buffalo, respectively.
Coaches consistently lauded Williams for his speed, and hoped that he would challenge for the nickel role left vacant by Bobby Carpenter. But this speed never translated on the field, and by the time of his release, many around Valley Ranch reportedly had questions concerning Williams’ commitment to football.
Wade Phillips said of Williams’ release, simply, that it was time to move on.
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