The Facts: Following up on a previous item. ... Williams, 29, is slated to become an unrestricted free agent once the NFL lockout ends and said he would like to continue playing in Tampa Bay. "Tampa is a very special place for me," Williams said. "This is the team that drafted me. It's a team that has been through the good times and bad times with me. At the lowest point of my career, the organization was definitely behind me."
Diehards Line:Williams was a first-round selection by the Bucs in 2005. He rushed for 1,178 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie. Despite two career-threatening knee injuries in 2007 and 2008, Williams rebounded in 2009 and played in all 16 games. He has rushed for 3,677 yards and 20 touchdowns in his career. Last week, Pro Football Weekly reported the St. Louis Rams are interested in pursuing Williams to back up Steven Jackson. Worth noting, however, the Bucs still see value in the Cadillac and HC Raheem Morris has made it clear he'd like to retain Williams to continue to work behind LaGarrette Blount.