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Chris Williams is a professional American football wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). Williams played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL from 2010-2012. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at New Mexico State. Williams has also been a member of the Cleveland Browns.
Williams originally signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on October 18, 2010 and spent two weeks on the team's practice roster. He was re-signed on May 18, 2011. On September 3, 2012, during the last Labour Day Classic played at Ivor Wynne Stadium, Willams recorded his sixth return touchdown of the year, setting a new CFL record for return touchdowns in a single season. It was also the third consecutive game in which Williams had returned a punt for a touchdown, which also established a new CFL record. Williams finished the season with 16 touchdowns, 1,298 receiving yards and 1,117 punt return yards. After an outstanding season Willams did not want to return to the Ti-Cats under his current contract of less than $50,000, and on March 15 he tweeted the following, ""Im beefin with my squad im not going back."
It is believed that Willams wants to play for an NFL team come the 2013 NFL season. On April 4th it was announced that Williams had contacted the Canadian Football League Players' Association to see if the Ticats violated a provision within the collective bargaining agreement that could lead to the final year of his contract with the Tiger-Cats being voided. Williams claims that the Ticats did not offer him the one year plus an option, but rather just the two-year plus an option contract. After failing to show up for mandatory training camp at the start of June 2013 the Ti-Cats placed him under suspension.