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Green Bay Packers exchange one QB Williams for another on roster

By The Sports Xchange

The Green Bay Packers signed rookie quarterback Marquise Williams and released quraterback Ryan Williams on Thursday.

Williams started 33 of 48 career games at North Carolina and set more than 20 school records, including career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (35), career rushing yards by a quarterback (2,458) and career total offense (10,423). The dual-threat player also moved into third on the school career list for touchdown passes with 61.

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During Williams' senior season with the Tar Heels, he finished with 3,027 yards passing, 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions and added 948 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground.

Ryan Williams had signed with Green Bay on Jan. 5 after spending the 2015 season out of football and missing the 2014 season at the University of Miami with a knee injury. The 6-foot-5 Williams last played for the Hurricanes in 2013.

The Packers have four quarterbacks on their roster: Aaron Rodgers, Brett Hundley, Joe Callahan and Marquise Williams.

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