Seahawks give Mike Williams a look

Reggie Williams isn't the only high-profile receiver named Williams getting an extended look at Seahawks minicamp this week.

Mike Williams, who played for Seahawks coach Pete Carroll at USC, will also participate on a tryout basis.

It's clear the Seahawks are considering all options at the position. There's no risk in giving either player a look.

Mike Williams, the 10th player chosen in the 2005 draft, flamed out previously with Detroit, Oakland and Tennessee. Size, strength and hands were what made him appealing coming out of USC. But Williams, listed at 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds, caught only 44 passes for 539 yards and two touchdowns in 30 career regular-season games. His weight reportedly ranged between roughly 240 and 270 pounds.

Williams is only 26 years old. Carroll's ties to Williams could give him an edge in tapping into the receiver's potential, but it's still a long shot. Former USC assistant Norm Chow was with the Titans when Tennessee gave Williams his most recent NFL opportunity.

The Seahawks open their minicamp Tuesday. Free-agent defensive back Kennard Cox, formerly of the Jaguars, will also participate on a tryout basis.