Friday, August 01, 2014

Former UConn DE Trevardo Williams cut

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Trevardo Williams, the all-time leader in quarterback sacks in UConn history, has been cut. The Houston Texans made it official this afternoon.

Williams was taken by the Houston Texans in the fourth round of the 2013 draft. However, he was dealing with injuries he suffered during the weeks and months leading up to the draft and spent his rookie season on injured reserve. He began training camp on the physically unable to perform list. He passed his physical yesterday and was added to the active roster before being released today.

The Texans were asking Williams, a collegiate defensive end, to make the move to outside linebacker so the time he was sidelined short circuited his attempt to make the transition to outside linebacker. By all accounts Williams used the time away from the field to work out like crazy and was considered to be one of the most impressive looking players on the Houston roster. It will be interesting to see if another team takes a chance on a speedy rush linebacker like Williams.

Williams never appeared in a regular-season game with the Texans but he did appear in four preseason games last season and had 3/5 sacks.

Williams' release and OG Donald Thomas being placed on IR by the Indianapolis means that 20 former UConn players are currently on NFL active rosters.



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