Texas ex Wil­liams out for year with Red­skins

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

ASH­BURN, Va. — The Washington Red­skins will open train­ing camp to­day with­out of­fen­sive line­man Mike Wil­liams, who is out for the year af­ter a blood clot was dis­cov­ered in his lungs.

Wil­liams, a for­mer Texas Longhorn who was a No. 1 draft pick, was a re­mark­able come­back story a year ago, drop­ping some 70 pounds as he re­turned to the NFL af­ter a three-year ab­sence to make the Red­skins ros­ter and start eight games.

This year he was ex­pected to com­pete for the start­ing right guard spot, but a blood clot de­vel­oped in his calf, lead­ing to X-rays that lo­cated the other one in his chest. He’s tak­ing blood thin­ners, which keeps him out for this sea­son.

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