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Bryce Williams Added To Cardinals' Tight End Room

Depth needed at position after the departure of Troy Niklas


Bryce Williams was signed as possible tight end depth on Wednesday.

The Cardinals added to their tight end room on Wednesday, signing Bryce Williams to a one-year deal.

Williams was most recently with the Panthers, which gives him familiarity with coach Steve Wilks and the assistants who made the move with him to the Cardinals. Williams was signed by Carolina last August and released during roster cutdowns. This will be the 25-year-old's fifth NFL team as he aims to make an active roster for the first time.

The 6-foot-6, 260-pounder originally signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of East Carolina in May of 2016 and spent his rookie year on the Rams practice squad. This is his third stint in the NFC West, as he was also briefly on the offseason roster of the Seahawks.

Williams had 58 catches for 583 yards and four touchdowns as a senior in college.

The Cardinals return their two most productive tight ends from a season ago in veteran Jermaine Gresham and youngster Ricky Seals-Jones, but needed some depth after Troy Niklas left in free agency. Gresham tore his Achilles in last year's regular season finale and his timetable to return is unknown.

Williams joins Gabe Holmes as the other tight ends on the roster.

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