The Jacksonville Jaguars signed veteran free agent offensive tackle Mike Williams to a contract today. The fifth-year pro had spent the previous four seasons with the Buffalo Bills before being released on February 23, 2006.
"I am very happy to be here in Jacksonville. It's great to know that the Jaguars wanted me as a free agent and I have found a home here. I am very familiar with the city and I have friends here," Williams said. "My goals in Jacksonville are to become the dominant offensive tackle that I know I am and in the process help this team win games."
Williams, 26, played in nine games starting five last season for the Bills. The 6-6, 370-pounder started four games at right tackle and one game at left guard. He has started 47 of his 51 career games with 46 starts at right tackle.
The fifth-year offensive tackle was originally the fourth overall pick of the 2002 NFL draft by the Bills out of the Texas. The Colony, Texas native allowed only two quarterback sacks in his 28 career starts at Texas.