Jeremiah: Key matchups in Week 1
Enticing subplots abound heading into the season's first Sunday, but Daniel Jeremiah identifies five marquee battles. More ...
"There was no need for me to go back," Williams told the newspaper after announcing his retirement on Facebook. "It's hard to quit when you have been doing something the third grade. I'm in good shape. ... I can still play. But when I declined to workout in Miami, I knew I was done."
But Williams' career most likely will be remembered for what he didn't do on the field after being traded to the Cowboys.
Williams never surpassed 40 receptions in the three-and-a-half seasons after the trade and scored just 15 touchdowns in that time, too.
"Put up good numbers my first few years, went to a Pro Bowl then I got to Dallas and it stopped," Williams said. "It is what it is. God had a plan for me. The grass ain't always greener on the other side."