As the NFL preseason winds down former WSU running back James “Boobie” Williams may have found a home with an old friend. Williams was signed by the Detroit Lions yesterday and joins former Cougar teammate Joe Dahl just in time for their preseason finale. Williams previously signed with the Colts and Chiefs before being released and also tried out for the Patriots. Williams should get some playing time tonight against Cleveland at 4:30 pm.
The Lions recently released veteran and alliteration god Zach Zenner so Boobie will likely be competing for the third and maybe fourth running back position. Veterans Kerryon Johnson and CJ Anderson should spots locked in so Boobie will competing Ty Johnson, Mark Thompson, and Nick Bawden. Johnson has the best pedigree of the trio being a the Lion’s 6th round draft pick this year out of Maryland. Bawden is a pure fullback so it may come down to Williams, Thompson and Johnson for the halfback position. An impressive performance could vault Williams to a gig on the Lions ten man practice squad as well.
In other Cougar alumni news defensive end Logan Tago has signed with the Seahawks. Tago was impressive at the Seahawks minicamp and joins a team very thin on the defensive front. If Tago can show out against the Raiders tonight at 7:00 he has a legit shot at the roster or practice squad.
The final cutdown for NFL teams is this Sunday. Best of luck to Boobie and Logan as they continue to pursue their dreams!
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