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Los Angeles Chargers Sign DL Nick Williams


The Los Angeles Chargers today signed defensive lineman Nick Williams.

Since entering the league as a seventh-round selection (223rd overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2013 NFL Draft, Williams has appeared in 83 career regular-season games (42 starts) for the Giants, Lions, Bears, Dolphins and Chiefs, as well as two postseason outings with Kansas City and Miami.

Over nine seasons of NFL action, Williams has totaled 125 career tackles (67 solo), including 7.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss, as well as seven passes defensed and two fumble recoveries. As a member of the Bears in 2019, Williams appeared in all 16 regular-season games (five starts) and recorded a career-high six sacks, the second-most by any member of Chicago's defense.

A native of Birmingham, Ala., Williams prepped collegiately at Samford University, where he appeared in in 40 career games for the Bulldogs over his final four seasons (2009-12) after redshirting in 2008. Williams posted a career-best 31 tackles (15 solo) in his final season at Samford, leading the Bulldogs with a career-high six sacks.

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