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Tramon Williams Still Haunting Texans

I like Rivers' new digs over at Football Outsiders. They publish good stuff over there, which is why I clicked on their article at ESPN on the Top 10 Most Disappointing Oversights. Who do they single out at No. 10?

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Tramon Williams.

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Here's what they said

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Undrafted coming out of Louisiana Tech in 2006, Williams was signed by the Texans and had eight tackles and a pass breakup during the 2006 preseason before he was waived in early September. The Green Bay Packers added Williams to their practice squad two months later and signed him to a "reserve/futures" contract when the season ended. Playing a minor role as an extra defensive back and occasional starter from 2007-09, Williams was productive and totaled 129 tackles, including a quarterback sack, with 10 interceptions and 33 passes defensed. Inserted as the full-time starter opposite Charles Woodson in 2010, Williams had a breakout season, intercepting a career-high six passes and earning his first trip to the Pro Bowl.

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The other names on the list are Mike Vrabel, Brian Waters, Brett Favre, Kurt Warner. It's a little disheartening to see Williams on that list with some much bigger names. I don't think you'll be surprised to hear that the Texans secondary had some problems last season. They could've really used a guy like Williams in the lineup. It's an open questions whether he'd have as much success in this scheme as he's had up in Green Bay, but it was definitely a miss for a franchise that can't really afford many misses.

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Thanks, FO, for kicking me when I'm down in this lockout.

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