JAX: WR Williamson reviving his career

Florida Times Union - [Full Article]

Since the Jaguars drafted three wide receivers and signed veteran Torry Holt and had Mike Walker returning, WR Troy Williamson was in danger of losing the numbers game.

Entering his fifth season, he was noted more for dropping passes than catching them and there's even a YouTube video showing him dropping passes.

But the injuries to Walker and rookie Mike Thomas have opened the door for Williamson to live up to the potential he had when he was the seventh pick of the draft by the Vikings in 2005. And he's making the most of it.

The Jaguars traded for him last year to give him a second chance, but he was dogged with injuries, played in only eight games and caught just four passes.

This year, he has nine catches in two preseason games, including 74 and 61-yard bombs against Tampa Bay.

Coach Jack Del Rio is hoping that Williamson is in the process of resurrecting his career.

"I think you see it all the time in the NFL. For whatever reasons, there'll be situations or a set of circumstances that happen to fit a player better. There are players like that that maybe don't burst upon the scene their first year in the league, but maybe after bouncing from a team or two, they end up finding a home and end up flourishing. So, obviously, we welcome that. I think he's had a great camp,'' Del Rio said.

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