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Redskins Tackle Mike Williams Lost For The Season
LANDOVER, MD - 2009: Mike Williams of the Washington Redskins poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by NFL Photos)


I’ve had my doubts about Washington Redskins tackle Mike Williams all alone. But what a story he is.

Williams’ connection to Derrick Dockery gave him an in to Washington fans. He’s part of the family regardless of the improbability of his quest to start at tackle. His 80 pound weight loss, his self-discipline, his willingness to fill in at guard instead of tackle made you pull for the guy.

So it comes as hard news that Williams is OUT for the season when blood clots were found near his heart. “Clot” and “heart” are two words you never want to hear in the same sentence.

The assumption going into training camp was that Artis Hicks was penciled in as starting right guard. Mike Shanahan liked Williams, so he figured to rotate Big Mike in and out of the line-up.

With Williams out, the Skins could rejigger the depth chart with Chad Rinehart, Edwin Williams and Will Montgomery, though none were as high on the chart at Mike Williams. Kory Lichensteiger played guard for Mike Shanahan in Denver in 2008.

Dockery had a hand in Williams joining the Skins last season. I wonder how this news impacts him.

We at Redskins Hog Heaven wish Mike Williams the best.