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Texans sign Williams


The Texans signed free agent wide receiver Harry Williams on Tuesday. He spent time on the Texans' practice squad and the active roster in 2007.

Williams (6-2, 196) spent 12 games on the practice squad and four on the active roster this past season. He saw action in two games as a reserve receiver and on special teams and tallied two special teams tackles. He was inactive for two other contests.

Williams first signed with the Texans on Jan. 1, 2007 and was allocated to NFL Europa on Jan. 8, 2007. He played for the Amsterdam Admirals in the final season of NFL Europa and caught 14 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns. Williams was released during training camp on Aug. 28 and was signed to the practice squad on Sept. 3.

He spent the first four weeks of the year on the practice squad before being called up to the active roster on Oct. 6. He played versus Miami (10/7) and at Jacksonville (10/14) and was inactive versus Tennessee (10/21) and at San Diego (10/28). Williams was released on Oct. 30 and re-signed to the practice squad on Oct. 31 for the remainder of the season.

Williams was originally drafted by the New York Jets in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft (240th overall). He played in one game as a rookie, making his professional debut at New England (12/4/05). In his career, Williams has appeared in three NFL games.

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