Seattle Seahawks DT Jesse Williams OK To Work Out


It’s finally good news for Seahawks defensive tackle Jesse Williams, who underwent kidney surgery for a Papillary Type 2 cancer diagnosis. After a successful surgery a couple weeks ago, Williams announced on his Instagram account Thursday he is clear to participate in workouts.

Williams’ diagnosis became public last month when head coach Pete Carroll addressed the media after the team’s first OTA. General manager John Schneider also spoke about the news, saying the organization will help every way they can.

“Jesse is an extraordinarily tough individual who has overcome a great deal in his life and we will support him in any way possible,” Schneider said last month.

Williams and the Seahawks began using #MonstarStrong on social media posts. It caught on, showing the outpouring support from the 12s and former Alabama teammates.

The 2013 fifth-round draft pick, has yet to play in an NFL game. Suffering from knee injuries has kept him off the field his first two seasons.