Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll likes what he's seen from a number of the 11 healthy receivers who are in camp, a number that got smaller with the release of former Husky standout Reggie Williams last week.
"Deon Butler has had a very good offseason for us and has improved immensely from where we saw him on film last year. Mike Williams has made an impact and the fact he's 6-4 and 240, we like what he brings," Carroll said.
"Golden has had a ton of reps and turns and he has a lot to learn, but he makes things happen and that's what the special guys do. They kind of remind you that they're special. And we have a lot of hope that he'll be a contributor.
The Seahawks continue to sing the praises of former first-round WR Mike Williams, who appears to be taking full advantage of the opportunity being given to him by new head coach Pete Carroll, who coached Williams at USC.
"He realizes what a chance he's getting, and he provides a bigger presence at receiver, which is something they really want," one source told PFW.
As for Reggie Williams, another former first-round wideout who has been offered a shot at making the team, the word is that the former Jaguar is way behind Mike Williams and is considered "just a guy."
The Seahawks signed WR Reggie Williams today after a three-day tryout during the team’s voluntary, veteran minicamp this week. He joins USC products wide receiver Mike Williams and fullback Ryan Powdrell as tryout players signed to Seattle’s roster.
WR Mike Walker has endured a career's worth of issues in just two seasons with the Jaguars.
He's been plagued by a nagging knee injury, slowed by a staph infection that required hospitalization and stunned by the deaths of a close friend and his father.
Walker is ready for change. He's already swapped jersey numbers and has plans to alter his name. He's also healthy for the first time in years.
"I feel like where I'm at it's do or die," Walker said. "I have all the potential. I'm in a state of mind where it's just time to do it. No more excuses, no more injury problems."
The Jaguars are counting on him more than ever, too.
After the team parted ways with Matt Jones, Reggie Williams, Jerry Porter and Dennis Northcutt during the offseason, Walker suddenly had more tenure in Jacksonville than any receiver on the roster. And when training camp began Monday, Walker found himself trotting out with the first team alongside seven-time Pro Bowler Torry Holt instead of waiting his turn and lining up with backups.