Gridiron Down Under

Jesse Williams waived by Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks selected defensive tackle Jesse Williams in the fifth round of the 2013 draft, but they moved on from him Tuesday. Williams has actually never seen the field during a regular-season game since entering the league in 2013 due to knee problems. The Queensland...

Hayne will Return to 49ers & Williams cleared to return

Australian running back Jarryd Hayne will return to the San Francisco 49ers in 2016 which was confirmed by general manager Trent Baalke, as reported by Fox Sports News. “We haven’t spent a ton of time speaking about individual players on a roster yet but I’ll...

Hayne, Wing, Berry IN but Williams, Yankey & Hornsey OUT

UPDATE : Jesse Williams was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list by the Seahawks as they announced the final 53 man roster. Original Story below The final 53 man rosters have not all been named but the fate of the 6 Australians who entered training camp appear to be...

Aussies in the NFL camp update

Training Camp is well past the half way point and the first round of cuts is just around the corner. On September 1st by 4pm (New York Time) every team must cut down their rosters from 90 to 75. On September 5th by 4pm teams must again cut rosters for the final time to 53...

Seahawks’ Jesse Williams returns to practice first time since surgery

Less than three months after a cancerous kidney was removed, Australian defensive tackle Jesse Williams has returned to the field with the Seahawks. Williams was activated from the non-football injury list and took part in Seattle’s practice on Thursday. It was his first...

Aussies in NFL Camp Update

All 32 NFL teams are into training camp and we will not have to wait long to see some of the Australians in action, Pittsburgh will open the pre-season against Minnesota in the Hall Of Fame Game this Sunday at 8pm (Monday 10:00am AEST). Three Australians will be in action in this...

DT Jesse Williams cleared for light training

Jesse Williams has been cleared to return to training but doctors have limited him to light cardio and lifting weight under 20 pounds. Williams was diagnosed with Papillary Type 2 cancer last month after blood in his urine prompted a visit to Seahawks trainers, which quickly led...

Jesse Williams will undergo kidney surgery

Jesse Williams will undergo kidney surgery this Thursday, May 28 – 10 days after the Seahawks announced the defensive tackle had been diagnosed with Papillary Type 2 cancer. Seattle head coach Pete Carroll revealed the date of Williams’ upcoming procedure following...

Jesse Williams diagnosed with cancer

The gridiron community in Australia wakes to the terrible news that Seattle Seahawk Jesse Williams has been diagnosed with cancer and will undergo kidney surgery. The team announced Williams’ diagnosis of papillary type 2 cancer Monday but did not provide details. In a...

Follow the Aussies in the NFL

The popularity of social media with NFL players is growing all the time and it is no different for the Aussies, we took a look at the list of Australians on NFL rosters, now you can keep up to date on them. NFL camp season is not far away so below we have put together a list of...
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