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Rams | J. Williams Contract Terminated

Wed, 08 Jun 2005 14:38:02 -0700

Adam Caplan, of Pro Football News and Injury Report, reports the St. Louis Rams have terminated the contract of DE Jay Williams.

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Rams | Williams to Serve as Top Backup in Rotation

Thu, 31 Mar 2005 09:50:44 -0800

Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports St. Louis Rams DE Jay Williams is expected to serve as one of the top backups in the Rams' defensive line rotation.

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Rams | Williams Signed

Wed, 30 Mar 2005 13:15:51 -0800

Nick Wagoner, of StLouisRams.com, reports the St. Louis Rams have signed free agent DE Jay Williams (Dolphins) to a three-year, $2.65 million deal that includes a $300,000 signing bonus.

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Rams | Williams to Visit

Tue, 29 Mar 2005 10:46:54 -0800

Alex Marvez, of the Miami Sun-Sentinel, reports the St. Louis Rams will meet with free agent DE Jay Williams (Dolphins) Tuesday, March 29.

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Falcons | Interested in Williams

Fri, 25 Mar 2005 10:47:27 -0800

Alex Marvez, of the Miami Sun-Sentinel, reports the Atlanta Falcons have expressed interest in free agent DE Jay Williams (Dolphins).

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Seahawks | Interested in Williams

Fri, 25 Mar 2005 10:47:17 -0800

The Sun-Sentinel reports the Seattle Seahawks have shown interest in free agent DE Jay Williams (Dolphins).

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Seahawks | Interested in Williams

Fri, 25 Mar 2005 10:46:55 -0800

Alex Marvez, of the Miami Sun-Sentinel, reports the Seattle Seahawks have expressed interest in free agent DE Jay Williams (Dolphins).

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Rams | Offer on Table for Williams

Fri, 25 Mar 2005 10:45:52 -0800

Alex Marvez, of the Miami Sun-Sentinel, reports the St. Louis Rams have presented a contract offer to free agent DE Jay Williams (Dolphins), according to his agent, Ron Del Duca.

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Chiefs | Offer on Table for Williams

Fri, 25 Mar 2005 10:39:33 -0800

Alex Marvez, of the Miami Sun-Sentinel, reports the Kansas City Chiefs have presented a contract offer to free agent DE Jay Williams (Dolphins), according to his agent, Ron Del Duca.

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Chiefs | Williams Visits

Fri, 18 Mar 2005 12:06:42 -0800

The Kansas City Star reports the Kansas City Chiefs entertained free agent DL Jay Williams (Dolphins). The Chiefs are interested in him as a backup defensive end, but he is also able to play defensive tackle.

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Chiefs | J. Williams Expected to Visit

Wed, 16 Mar 2005 09:32:57 -0800

Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports free agent DE Jay Williams (Dolphins) is expected to visit with the Kansas City Chiefs sometime this week.

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Giants | Interested in J. Williams

Wed, 02 Mar 2005 08:16:08 -0800

The Sun-Sentinel reports the New York Giants are reportedly interested in free agent DL Jay Williams (Dolphins), according to a source.

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Dolphins | Williams Cap Savings

Mon, 28 Feb 2005 13:53:48 -0800

ESPN.com's John Clayton reports the Miami Dolphins saved $1.3 million against the 2005 salary cap by releasing DE Jay Williams.

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Dolphins | Team Expected to Clear $8.5M for 2005 Cap

Wed, 23 Feb 2005 07:56:22 -0800

Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins are expected to clear about $8.5 million in cap space for 2005, once they guarantee a $5 million roster bonus to WR Chris Chambers. If Chambers' 2005 base salary stays at $1.35 million, the guaranteed bonus would lower Chambers' cap number from $7.35 million to $3.35 million. With Chambers' bonus and the recent releases of FS Arturo Freeman and DE Jay Williams, the Dolphins will have cleared $8.5 million for 2005.

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Dolphins | J. Williams Released

Wed, 23 Feb 2005 07:56:10 -0800

Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins have released DE Jay Williams. The move saves the Dolphins $1.35 million in cap space for 2005.

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Dolphins | Williams Open to Return

Sun, 20 Feb 2005 07:48:23 -0800

Updating a previous report, Alex Marvez, of the Miami Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins DE Jay Williams, who has requested to be released after being asked to restructure his contract, said he could return to the Dolphins under the right circumstances. "I hope I stay and we find a middle ground with me and the team," Williams said. "If not, I have to move on."

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Dolphins | Williams Asks for Release

Fri, 18 Feb 2005 11:56:14 -0800

Updating previous reports, Joe Schad, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Miami Dolphins DE Jay Williams has requested his release after being asked to restructure his contract. He was scheduled to make $900,000 and a $400,000 roster bonus.

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Dolphins | J. Williams Faces Pay-Cut Decision

Thu, 17 Feb 2005 07:47:36 -0800

Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins have informed DE Jay Williams they will not retain him at his projected 2005 salary. Williams was expected to earn $900,000 in base salary along with a $400,000 roster bonus. The team has offered to re-sign Williams for the NFL minimum of $765,000. Williams' agent, Ron Del Duca, has asked the team to release his client by Tuesday, Feb. 22. If the Dolphins release Williams, the team will save $1.35 million against the cap.

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Dolphins | Williams Undergoes Surgery

Thu, 06 Jan 2005 13:22:25 -0800

Alex Marvez, of the Miami Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins DE Jay Williams (knee) underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Wednesday, Jan. 5, and will likely need three weeks to recover.

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Dolphins | J. Williams Practices, Questionable for Week 17

Fri, 31 Dec 2004 13:28:08 -0800

Miami Dolphins DE Jay Williams (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 31, but remains questionable for Week 17.

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Dolphins | Williams Practices, Remains Questionable for Week 17

Thu, 30 Dec 2004 13:20:25 -0800

Miami Dolphins DE Jay Williams (knee) practiced for the second consecutive day Thursday, Dec. 30, but remains listed as questionable for Week 17.

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Dolphins | Williams Practices, Questionable for Week 17

Wed, 29 Dec 2004 16:59:44 -0800

Miami Dolphins DE Jay Williams (knee) practiced Wednesday, Dec. 29, and is questionable for Week 17.

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Dolphins | J. Williams Week 17 Status Unknown

Mon, 27 Dec 2004 13:10:03 -0800

Miami Dolphins DE Jay Williams (knee) was hurt in Week 16. Dolphins interim coach Jim Bates said he will have a better idea Wednesday, Dec. 29, whether Williams will be able to play in Week 17.

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Dolphins | J. Williams Could Start Week 15

Fri, 17 Dec 2004 14:48:30 -0800

Miami Dolphins DL Jay Williams could start Week 15 if DL David Bowens (back) is unavailable.

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Dolphins | J. Williams Practices, Expected for Week 5

Fri, 08 Oct 2004 13:05:28 -0700

Miami Dolphins DL Jay Williams (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 8, and is expected to play in the Sunday, Oct. 10, game at the New England Patriots.

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Dolphins | J. Williams Practices, Should Play Week 4

Fri, 01 Oct 2004 15:43:39 -0700

Miami Dolphins DL Jay Williams (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 1, and is expected to play in the Sunday, Oct. 3, game against the New York Jets.

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Dolphins | J. Williams Sits, Questionable for Week 4

Thu, 30 Sep 2004 17:45:16 -0700

Miami Dolphins DL Jay Williams (ankle) was added to the injury report Thursday, Sept. 30, after being injured during practice Wednesday, Sept. 29. Williams, who is questionable for the Sunday, Oct. 3, game against the New York Jets, did not participated in practice Thursday.

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Dolphins | Have Faith in D. Bowens and Williams

Thu, 26 Aug 2004 18:59:03 -0700

Miami Dolphins head coach Dave Wannstedt believes DLs David Bowens and Jay Williams can play well enough this season to make up for the loss of DL Adewale Ogunleye, who was traded to the Chicago Bears, reports MiamiDolphins.com. "If we didn't believe that David Bowens and Jay Williams could win for us – and I think that's the key, could line up and win and make plays for us – we wouldn't have [made the trade]," Wannstedt said. "We have a lot of confidence in those two guys."

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Dolphins | Bowens, J. Williams Could Battle For DE Spot

Thu, 17 Jun 2004 08:55:54 -0700

Armando Salguero, of the Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins DEs David Bowens and Jay Williams are poised to compete for the starting job, if DE Adewale Ogunleye's contract negotiations prevent him from joining the team by the time the regular season begins. "Everybody here is trying to compete for a spot," Williams said. "That's what the NFL is all about, it's about competition. And we wouldn't be here if we didn't like to compete against each other. And when the dust settles, we'll see who has that spot. Maybe I'll have it or DeBo. But whoever has it deserves it."

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Dolphins | J. Williams Impressive

Sat, 02 Aug 2003 20:37:13 -0700

Miami Dolphins DE Jay Williams had two sacks in the team's scrimmage against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday, August 2, according to MiamiDolphins.com.

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Dolphins | J. Williams Leaves Practice Early

Sat, 26 Jul 2003 20:10:23 -0700

Miami Dolphins DE Jay Williams (cramps) left practice early on Saturday, July 26 because of cramps, according to MiamiDolphins.com.

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Dolphins | Bowens' Injury Opens Up Playing Time

Mon, 21 Jul 2003 08:11:59 -0700

Updating previous reports, Todd Archer, of the Palm Beach Post, reports for the Sporting News that with Miami Dolphins DE David Bowens (knee) out until at least November, DEs Adewale Ogunleye, Jay Williams and Rob Burnett will get more playing time.

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Dolphins | Fast Fact

Thu, 23 Jan 2003 19:18:38 -0800

Alex Marvez reports for the Sun-Sentinal.com that the Miami Dolphins only have three players on their roster who have Super Bowl rings and two are backup players, DL Rob Burnett and DL Jay Williams. The only starter with a ring is S Brock Marion.

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Dolphins | J. Williams Dinged

Tue, 10 Dec 2002 11:04:45 -0800

The Ap reports Miami Dolphins backup DE Jay Williams (left thigh) was injured during Monday's game.

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Dolphins | Battle At End

Tue, 06 Aug 2002 22:44:37 -0700

The Sun Sentinel reports Miami Dolphins DEs Jay Williams and David Bowens will battle it out for the starting position at left defensive end. "We’re going to alternate between [Williams] and David and see how that works out," said coach Dave Wannstedt. "That position is one that’s open and there’s competition going on there."

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Dolphins | Experimenting

Sat, 03 Aug 2002 08:03:29 -0700

The Sun Sentinel reports the Miami Dolphins experimented with DEs Jay Williams and Rob Burnett as tackles in their third-down defense and it turned out pretty well.

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Dolphins | Williams Extension

Mon, 22 Jul 2002 13:57:36 -0700

MiamiDolphins.com reports Miami Dolphins DE Jay Williams agreed to a three-year extension through the 2005 season on Monday. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Panthers | Cap Savings To Sign Rookies

Fri, 19 Jul 2002 22:53:54 -0700

Steve Reed reports for the Gaston Gazette Friday's trade of DE Jay Williams saved the Carolina Panthers about $1.3 million in salary cap room. They will use the money to sign their three remaining unsigned draft picks. GM Marty Hurney said the team is making significant progress in negotiations with first-round draft pick DE Julius Peppers, second-round pick RB DeShaun Foster and fifth-rounder QB Randy Fasani. Hurney also said all three contracts may be finalized by the middle of next week.

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Dolphins | Williams Acquired in Trade with Panthers

Fri, 19 Jul 2002 13:01:36 -0700

Todd Archer, of the Palm Beach Post, reports the Miami Dolphins have traded a fourth-round pick in 2003 and DE Al Wallace to the Carolina Panthers for DE Jay Williams.

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Panthers | Clearing Space

Sun, 14 Jul 2002 09:37:43 -0700

The Gaston Gazette's Steve Reed reports the Carolina Panthers must clear some cap space to sign their remaining rookies. GM Marty Hurney said the team likely will have to restructure some contracts and admits there’s a possibility the team may cut some players. No names were mentioned, but players that could be candidates for either method are: DE Jay Williams, OT Melvin Tuten, LB Hannibal Navies, DT Brentson Buckner and S Damien Richardson.

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Panthers | Williams Returns

Tue, 11 Jun 2002 13:00:16 -0700

The Charlotte Observer reports the Carolina Panthers DE Jay Williams was at Monday's practice after reaching an agreement to possibly restructuring his contract after the team gets to training camp. In addition, Williams was assured of the opportunity to compete for playing time.

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Panthers | More On Williams

Sun, 09 Jun 2002 22:30:12 -0700

Updating earlier stories, the AP reports the Carolina Panthers have withdrawn their request for DE Jay Williams to take a paycut. In return, Williams will attend the final two weeks of voluntary coaching sessions, which resume Monday. After meeting Sunday, agent Ron Del Duca and the team reached the agreement. The move doesn't guarantee Williams a spot on the roster and the team still could release him after training camp. The team did promise Williams a chance to win a job in camp. "That's all we can ask for," Del Duca said.

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Panthers | Meeting Sunday

Sun, 09 Jun 2002 09:55:10 -0700

The Gaston Gazette the Carolina Panthers will be meeting later Sunday with agent Ron Del Duca about a new contract for DE Jay Williams. Both sides are hoping to work out a deal to keep him in Carolina this season.

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Panthers | More On Williams

Wed, 05 Jun 2002 21:36:22 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, the Gaston Gazette reports Carolina Panthers DE Jay Williams plans to skip the final two weeks of the team's voluntary coaching sessions unless the team restructures his contract by Friday. Agent Ron Del Duca said Williams will "shut it down" unless a new deal is reached by Friday. Williams and his agent want the Panthers to either rework Williams’ contract, trade him or release him. Del Duca is worried the Panthers will not release him until later this summer, which will make it more difficult for him to land a job with another team. Williams has been practicing so far this week and he is expected to work again today.

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Panthers | Working On Williams

Mon, 03 Jun 2002 18:53:39 -0700

According to John Clayton of ESPN, the Carolina Panthers continue to negotiate with DE Jay Williams on a new contract. He is willing to cut his salary from $1.65 million in half. Williams is working out with his teammates.

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Redskins | DE Note

Sat, 01 Jun 2002 19:11:28 -0700

The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins have told agent Jack Reale they would be interested in re-signing DE Marco Coleman for a reduced salary after they release him Monday. Carolina Panthers DE Jay Williams could be a backup candidate, if the Panthers release him in a cap savings move.

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Panthers | Williams On the Way Out?

Fri, 24 May 2002 14:44:19 -0700

ESPN.com’s Len Pasquarelli reports the Carolina Panthers appears likely to wait until June 1 to determine what they’ll do with DE Jay Williams. He’s due a $1.65 million base salary this year and the team owes him a $100,000 workout bonus. His agent, Ron Del Duca, is pushing for the Panthers to release him now instead of down the road. The Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs could all have an interest in him.

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Panthers | Williams Note

Sun, 17 Mar 2002 07:05:48 -0800

The Charlotte Observer reports the Carolina Panthers are expected to ask DE Jay Williams to restructure his contract if they draft DE Julius Peppers. Williams will count $2.5 million against the salary cap this year.

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Panthers | 2002 Decisions To Be Made

Sat, 24 Nov 2001 17:28:20 -0800

Pat Yasinskas reports for the Charlotte Observer the Carolina Panthers will face some tough decisions on the defensive line after the season. DE Mike Rucker, who is having a breakout season, and DT Brentson Buckner, who is under contract through 2002, seem certain to return. Rookie DT Kris Jenkins should be back too. DT Larry Chester is poised to become a free agent, but the team would like him back. DT Sean Gilbert and his $10.165 million cap hit next season may be thr biggest decision. Other tough choices will be DEs Chris Slade and Jay Williams. DE Jason Peter (neck) is expected to retire. Next year's draft is expected to be very deep with top-notch defensive linemen, which would help the Panthers.

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Panthers | Williams to Start

Fri, 16 Nov 2001 10:44:40 -0800

The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers DE Jay Williams, who was benched earlier this season, will return to the starting lineup at left defensive end this weekend because of DL Sean Gilbert's knee injury.

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