Although the Miami Dolphins signed former Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver Mike Wallace last year, still have Brian Hartline and will be getting both Brandon Gibson and Armon Binns back from injuries, they still would like to add depth to the position and create competition so that quarterback Ryan Tannehill can flourish in his third season.
According to James Walker of ESPN’s NFL Nation, the Dolphins did indeed add depth on Thursday, agreeing to terms with wide receiver Damian Williams.
Filed to ESPN: The #Dolphins signed free-agent WR Damian Williams to one-year, $800,000 contract, according to a source.
— James Walker (@JamesWalkerNFL) April 10, 2014
Williams followed his high school coach, current Auburn Tigers’ head coach to the Arkansas Razorbacks out of high school, but transferred to the Southern California Trojans. He was then drafted by the Tennessee Titans with the 77th overall pick of the third round of the 2010 draft.
After a slow rookie year, Williams showed promise in 2010, making 45 catches for 592 yards and five touchdowns. That number shrunk to 30 catches in 2011 and 15 in 2012.
Still, the 25-year old Williams has talent and is a very low risk signing that could provide a nice reward for the Dolphins.