NASHVILLE, Tenn. — New Titans defensive lineman
After spending four seasons with the Broncos, the Titans signed him to be disruptive in the middle of the line. He plans to deliver.
The 6-foot-2, 312-pound nose tackle did just that in Denver.
A first-round pick by the Broncos in the 2013 NFL Draft, Williams has played in 60 games over the past four seasons, with 48 starts. He started all 16 games last season for the Broncos, when he recorded 29 tackles and a sack.
In his career, he’s tallied 94 tackles and six sacks.
Now, he’ll play under defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. The two men had lunch on Tuesday, the same day Williams signed his contract with the team.
The Broncos tried to re-sign Williams to a multiyear deal. Last May, the Broncos declined to exercise his $6.757 option for the 2017 season.
Williams has started in two Super Bowls in his career, including Super Bowl 50, when he won a championship ring.
On Tuesday, he recalled playing against the Titans last December as a member of the Broncos.
The Titans won that game.
“I remember that I felt like they were building something special,’’ Williams said. “I felt like they had an opportunity to have a bright future. … They have a great offense here and a great defense. I remember playing against this offense last year and I remember how strong their run game was and they have a very good offensive line and a very good run game and the quarterback is amazing.
“I remember being in the city and how crazy the fans were and how loud they were. Having an opportunity to come here and be a part of something great, is a blessing.”