Steelers sign former Penn State star WR Derrick Williams

Wide receiver Derrick Williams, a former star at Penn State, has agreed to a contract with the Steelers. Williams spent 2 seasons with the Detroit Lions, where he was a dissapointment after being a 3rd round pick in 2009. 

Williams was cut from the Lions roster during 2011 and didn’t appear in an NFL game. He’s likely headed for the Steelers’ practice squad at best, but he is still only 25 and has great speed so he’s worth a look even though nothing else will come of it.

While his NFL career hasn’t been impressive, he was extremely fun to watch at Penn State and is probably the single biggest reason that the Nittany Lions turned the program around after several miserable years in the early 2000s.

He has 9 catches for 82 yards in his career.