Argonauts give NFL castoff Williams a look

Michael Williams will attend the Argos mini-camp in Florida.

Michael Williams will attend the Argos mini-camp in Florida.

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:51 PM ET

TORONTO - The Argos are hoping there’s still some gas left in the tank that is Michael Williams, a big-time college receiver at USC who never found his stride in the NFL.

Williams was invited to the team’s mini-camp in Florida last month and he clearly made an impression that prompted the defending Grey Cup champions to sign this big-target wideout.

It remains to be seen whether Williams is just a body at the team’s upcoming training camp or a legitimate threat to supplant one of the Argos’ incumbents.

Whatever unfolds, the Argos won’t be lacking for bodies by providing a competitive environment.

When Emmanuel Arceneaux was cut loose by the NFL’ last week, the Argos emerged as one of his three-down football’s suitors.

Arceneaux decided to rejoin the Lions.

Williams never did live up to the college hype generated at USC, where he amassed in excess of 2,500 receiving yards and produced 30 touchdowns.


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