Lions sign DT Sylvester Williams

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 1: Nose tackle Sylvester Williams #92 of the Denver Broncos celebrates in the second quarter of the game against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

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:

Follow @FOX2Sports on Twitter for all your Lions free agency needs.