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Browns sign FB Eddie Williams to practice squad, release FB Will Ta’ufo’ou

By Nate Ulrich Published: November 8, 2011
Chicago Bears fullback Eddie Williams (43) walks from the field afer the teams' 13-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns in their preseason NFL football game on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

The Browns have signed fullback Eddie Williams to their practice squad. They also have released fullback Will Ta'ufo'ou from their practice squad, the team announced today.

The 6-foot-1, 242-pound Williams was with the Chicago Bears through training camp this year and spent the first week of the regular season on the Browns' practice squad before being signed to the Seattle Seahawks' active roster. He appeared in three games with the Seahawks, rushing for 2 yards on two carries and catching one pass for 17 yards. Williams, who's pictured to the right, also spent one week on the Seahawks' practice squad before being released on Oct. 12.

Williams, whom the Washington Redskins picked in the seventh round (221st overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft, spent the entire 2010 season on the Bears' practice squad. He spent the first seven weeks of the previous season on the Redskins' practice squad before being elevated to their 53-man roster on Nov. 2, 2009. He was inactive for three games before being placed on injured reserve on Nov. 24, 2009, with a broken leg.

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 had 195 rushing yards and three touchdowns 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., Williams attended Aragon High School.

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