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Seahawks place rookie DT Williams on IR

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There was a reason massive defensive tackle Jesse Williams fell to the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round in April. He has significant knee issues that caused many NFL teams to completely remove the second-round talent from their draft boards. And those knee issues have continued into his brief NFL career, with the Hawks placing the former Alabama star on injured reserve Monday.

Nicknamed "Tha Monstar" at Alabama, the 6-foot-4, 323-pound Williams had an opportunity to have a major impact in the middle of a Seattle defensive line that continues to be thinned by injuries.

The Seahawks also released wide receiver Perez Ashford, linebacker Kyle Knox, tight end Jameson Konz, tight end Andrei Lintz, tight end/long-snapper Kyle Nelson, defensive tackle Martin Parker and linebacker Craig Wilkins.

The club also terminated the contract of wide receiver Brett Swain
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