Seahawks release WR Mike Williams 2 weeks before training camp

The Seattle Seahawks have released veteran wide receiver Mike Williams, the team announced Friday.

“We would like to thank Mike for his contributions over the past two seasons and we wish him well in the future,” said General Manager John Schneider.

Williams was originally the 10th overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions and signed as a free agent with Seattle on April 16, 2010. He signed an extension on Jan. 3, 2011. He also spent time with Oakland and Tennessee during the 2007 season.

He started 23 of 26 games with Seattle, with 83 receptions for 987 yards with five touchdowns. He posted career-highs in catches (65), yards (751) and touchdowns (2) in 2010, and saw his 2011 season cut short, landing on injured reserve with an ankle injury on Dec. 20.

Williams holds Seattle’s record for most receiving touchdowns in a single postseason with three (2010).

He has played in 56 games with 30 starts, recording 127 receptions for 1,526 yards with five touchdowns.