CB Tramon Williams, a longtime staple of the Packers’ secondary (before signing with Cleveland this spring), started off his NFL career as an undrafted free agent signed by the Texans in 2006. He was released in Houston’s final round of preseason cuts, and yesterday on Twitter, he posted the letter he received upon getting the bad news:
A form letter! I’m not sure what I was expecting—it’s a contract termination, so obviously there needs to be hard documentation.
(Williams’s letter is from 2006, so I asked a current NFL agent if it’s changed since then, and he said “it’s pretty much the same.”)
I guess the multiple-choice options cover just about every reason to waive a player, though Nos. 3 and 5 are similar—but the former appears to apply specifically to preseason cuts.