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Arizona Cardinals sign defensive lineman Xavier Williams

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The Arizona Cardinals made a small move on Monday, this time with a former player they are familiar with who can help with some beef up front.

The team announced on Monday they have signed Xavier Williams to a one-year contract.

From the team:

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club today announced that the team has signed defensive lineman Xavier Williams (ex-ZAVE-yer) to a one-year contract and has released linebacker Shareef Miller. In accordance with club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Williams (6-2, 309) returns to the Cardinals after playing 23 games (two starts) in three seasons (2015-17) with the team after entering the league as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2015 from Northern Iowa. He spent two seasons (2018-19) with the Chiefs before playing with New England and Cincinnati last season. In his career, the 29-year old Williams has played in 56 games (nine starts) and had 107 tackles (65 solo), 4.0 sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and four tackles for loss.

Following his three years with the Cardinals, Williams signed with the Chiefs as a free agent in 2018. He started last year with Patriots and played in one game before appearing in 11 contests (three starts) with the Bengals. Williams also played in four postseason games during his tenure with the Chiefs, including winning Super Bowl LIV following the 2019 season.

Welcome back to the desert, Xavier.