We are currently in process of doing brief reviews of all of the free agents on the Cleveland Browns. Today, we take a look at receiver who barely scratched the surface when it came to playing time last year.
How and When He Joined the Browns: After being with the Baltimore Ravens for three years, they decided not to keep Williams for the 2010 campaign. The Browns added Williams to the roster at the end of October despite having a bunch of other receivers on the team already, including a guy who was not receiving much playing time (Carlton Mitchell).
Productivity Level Last Season: Williams played in two games but failed to catch a pass, although he did receive one or two opportunities to do so. It seemed king of pointless to waste a roster spot on him, although he was usually on the inactive list.
Why Keeping Him Could Make Sense: He has a reputation of being a home run hitter with good speed and size, similar to Carlton Mitchell but with some more experience. A former fourth-round pick, Williams can't be blamed for his lack of production; he was just another player who Eric Mangini kept on the sidelines. If the Browns are looking for a burner in the West Coast Offense, Williams could fill that void in certain situations.
What the Browns Should Do: He's done enough in the league to maybe warrant an invitation to camp (if there ends up being one), but I really have no allegiance to Williams due to his lack of playing time. We'd probably be better off seeing what Mitchell can do.
Now it's your turn -- vote in the poll below on whether or not the team should try to re-sign Demetrius Williams!