On this date: Willie Williams signed in free agency

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Feb. 16

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1997

After getting a come-check-this-out phone call from just-signed free agent and former Steelers teammate Chad Brown, Willie Williams also signs with the Seahawks and starts 75 games at cornerback over the next seven seasons. Williams would return three of his 17 interceptions for touchdowns, tying him for second in franchise history with Keith Simpson, Kenny Easley and Josh Wilson behind all-time leader Dave Brown (five).

2005

After being named the franchise player for three consecutive years, Walter Jones signs a multi-year contract that makes him a Seahawk for the remainder of his 13-season career.

2006

Linebacker coach John Marshall is elevated to defensive coordinator on Mike Holmgren's staff as health issues force Ray Rhodes to take a position as a special projects/defense assistant.

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