The Green Bay Packers still have a quarterback project with the last name of Williams on the roster after Thursday's NFL transaction wire came down. It's just not the one that they started the day with.
According to the wire, the Packers waived Ryan Williams, whom they signed to a futures contract in January. To replace him, they have signed quarterback Marquise Williams, a rookie free agent from North Carolina.
Marquise Williams started for two-plus years for the Tar Heels, and as a senior he went 218-for-356 (61.2%) for 3,068yards, 24 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. He also ran the ball 14 times for 158 yards and 13 scores and added a 37-yard touchdown reception as well. At UNC's Pro Day, he recorded a 4.81-second 40-yard dash and measured in at 6'2" and 218 pounds.
He will now replace Ryan Williams in the battle for the third-string quarterback position this summer behind Aaron Rodgers and Brett Hundley. Division III quarterback Joe Callahan is the other quarterback on the roster, and it appears likely that he and Marquise Williams will be fighting for a spot on Green Bay's practice squad for the 2016 season.