ALLEN PARK, Mich. (WJBK) - The Detroit Lions announced Wednesday they have signed defensive tackle Sylvester Williams.
Williams, 29, played his first four seasons in Denver after being drafted in the first round out of North Carolina and played last season with the Titans. Williams plays nose tackle the majority of the time and had 12 tackles in 15 games a season ago.
The 6-3, 313 pounder has played in 75 career games with 81 tackles and 5.5 career sacks. He also has a Super Bowl ring while with the Broncos.
The Lions were 18th in the NFL in stopping the run last season.
WIlliams held a conference call with local reporters and here were some of the highlights:
#Lions Williams “excited about the opportunities” says they haven’t talked about scheme or fit, just said that he would have an opportunity to compete— FOX 2 Sports (@FOX2Sports) March 21, 2018
#Lions Williams “I feel like I can play any scheme”— FOX 2 Sports (@FOX2Sports) March 21, 2018
#Lions Williams “I’m happy to be a part of the Lions”— FOX 2 Sports (@FOX2Sports) March 21, 2018
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