Wide Receiver Roy Williams Retires from Football: Former Texas Longhorns standout Roy Williams has retired from football at age 30, he announced on Facebook. His career 393 receptions for 5,715 yards and 44 touchdowns did not live up to the hype of being the seventh overall pick in the 2007 draft or a player the Dallas Cowboys gave up first-, third- and sixth-rounders to acquire in 2009. "Put up good numbers my first few years, went to a Pro Bowl then I got to Dallas and it stopped," Williams told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "It is what it is. God had a plan for me. The grass ain't always greener on the other side." Regarding that trade with the Detroit Lions, the picks became starting tight end Brandon Pettigrew, backup wide receiver Derrick Williams (waived in 2011) and backup running back Aaron Brown (waived in 2011). Dallas got a seventh-round pick with Williams, which it traded to the Atlanta Falcons to move up in the fifth round and select safety DeAngelo Smith (waived during his first training camp). The Falcons used that seventh rounder on backup defensive tackle Vance Walker.