The Cleveland Browns today signed fullback Eddie Williams to the practice squad and released fullback Will Ta’ufo’ou from the practice squad.
Originally drafted by Washington in the seventh round (221st overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft, Williams spent the first seven weeks of the season on the Redskins’ practice squad before being elevated to the 53-man roster on November 2, 2009. He was inactive for three games before being placed on injured reserve on November 24. Williams spent the entire 2010 season on the Bears’ practice squad. He was with the Bears through training camp this season and spent the first week of the regular season on the Browns’ practice squad before being signed to Seattle’s active roster. He appeared in three games with the Seahawks totaling two rushing yards on two attempts and one reception for 17 yards. He also spent one week on Seattle’s practice squad before being released on October 12.
A four-year letterman at the University of Idaho (2005-08), Williams recorded 100 receptions for 1,205 yards and 11 touchdowns as a wide receiver. He also amassed 195 rushing yards and three scores on 19 attempts. As a senior, he earned first-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors after leading the team in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown receptions. A native of San Mateo, Calif., the 6-1, 242-pound Williams attended Aragon High School.