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Raiders | Williams Update

Updating previous reports, Marcus Thompson II, of the Contra Costa Times, reports an attorney for TE Marcus Williams disputed the Oakland Raiders' claim that his client is healthy enough to play football. Williams was removed from the injured reserve list and released earlier this week. NFL rules state that a player on injured reserve cannot be waived unless he receives an injury settlement or is cleared to play by doctors...neither of which happened. "The medical advice we've received is that Marcus' serious injuries are still healing," Williams' attorney said. "For the Raiders to remove him from injured reserve and cut him under these circumstances is simply wrong. Bill Romanowski's assault has cost Marcus the rare opportunity to capitalize on his successful year last year and has jeopardized Marcus' future in professional football. The fact that the Raiders have now released Marcus with nothing, while keeping Bill Romanowski on injured reserve with salary, only adds insult to injury and compounds the detrimental impact of Bill Romanowski's assault."

2003-10-31 10:53:25 | Source:

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