Michael Williams was acquired by the New England Patriots from Detroit in a trade in exchange for an undisclosed future draft pick on Aug. 26, 2015 ... Originally drafted by Detroit in the seventh round (211th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft ... Released by Detroit (8/30/14) ... Signed by Detroit to the practice squad (8/31/14)
2015 (15/9, 1/1)
Made hist first postseason start when he started at tight end in a two-tight end alignment in the AFC Championship at Denver (1/24).
Made his postseason debut. Contributed on offense and recorded one special teams tackle in the post season victory vs. Kansas City (1/16).
Started at fullback and also rotated in at tight end at Miami(1/3).
Started at tight end in a two-tight end alignment at N.Y. Jets (12/27).
Started at tight end and caught one pass for seven yards in the win vs. Tennessee (12/20).
Contributed on offense and special teams in the win at Houston (12/13).
Started at tight end in a two-tight end alignment and returned one kickoff for no gain vs. Philadelphia (12/6).
Was inactive at Denver (11/29).
Started at tight end in a two-tight end alignment in the win vs. Buffalo (11/23).
Started at tight end in a three-tight end set and took snaps at fullback in the win at N.Y. Giants (11/15).
Contributed on offense and special teams in the win vs. Washington (11/8).
Started in a two-tight end alignment in the win vs. Miami (10/29).
Caught one pass for four yards in the win vs. the New York Jets (10/25).
Started for the second consecutive week in a two-tight end alignment in the win at Indianapolis (10/18).
Made his first NFL start in a two-tight end alignment in the win at Dallas (10/11).
Contributed on offense and
Contributed on defense and special teams in the win vs. Jacksonville (9/27).
Recorded his first career reception in win at Buffalo (9/20). Ran for 11 yards after the catch registering a 15-yard reception.
Saw action on offense and special teams in season opener vs. Pittsburgh (9/10). Returned one kickoff for eight yards.
2014 (0/0, 0/0 – Detroit)
Spent the 2014 offseason with Detroit converting from tight end to offensive tackle.
Was released at the end of training camp and spent the season on the Lions practice squad .
2013 (0/0 – Detroit)
Originally drafted by the Lions as a tight end, suffered an injury in preseason and spent the year on Injured Reserve.
Played in 54 games with 40 starts as a tight end at Alabama and logged 51 receptions for 503 yards and seven touchdowns.
Finished his senior campaign with a career-high 21 receptions for 166 yards and three touchdowns en route to a win over Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship Game.
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2008.
Attended Pickens County (Ala.) High School where he played both defensive end and tight end. Had over 400 yards receiving and five touchdowns as a senior.
Also earned All-Area and Honorable Mention All-State honors in basketball.