Titans Add LB Jordan Williams, DL Chris Nelson While Waiving Two Others


NASHVILLE – The Titans have added a pair of players on defense, and the twosome includes former University of Tennessee linebacker Jordan Williams.

The Titans have also added defensive lineman Chris Nelson, who played collegiately at Texas.

To make room on the 90-man roster, the Titans waived linebacker Gimel President and defensive back Jonathan Crawford, who was signed earlier this week.

Williams (6-4, 262) has spent time with the Jets, Dolphins and Giants in the NFL. He's played in two career games in his career after initially joining the Jets as an undrafted free agent following the 2015 NFL Draft.

Williams started all 13 games for the Vols in 2014, making 27 tackles with four tackles for loss, two sacks and four pass break-ups. Williams played in 44 games in collegiate career, with 21 starts. He recorded 66 tackles and 6.5 career sacks.

Nelson (6-1, 298), signed as an undrafted college free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers following this year's NFL Draft, played in 45 games at Texas, with 29 career starts. He totaled 109 tackles (70 solo) with 15.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks while adding four quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

The Titans return to the practice field on Friday.

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