NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gregg Williams knows he’s got to prove himself every day.
The former Saints defensive coordinator said he received a “great rebirth” Thursday when he was reinstated by the NFL and hired by the Tennessee Titans after serving a nearly yearlong suspension for his role in the New Orleans bounty scandal.
But now that he’s back in the league, he’ll have to change the way he’s done things in the past.
“I’ve got a very positive outlook on things,” Williams said. “I understand and respect the game an awful lot, and the past is the past and what I’m talking about doing right now is creating a resume from this day forward.”
Williams took the first step when the Titans hired him as a senior assistant coach for defense. Williams thanked Commissioner Roger Goodell for reinstating him while speaking at a news conference.
Eagles hire Davis
The Philadelphia Eagles will reportedly hire Cleveland linebackers coach Billy Davis to be their defensive coordinator. Davis previously served as defensive coordinator in Arizona and San Francisco.
Jaguars rebuild with four
Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley has finalized his staff.
Bradley hired tight ends coach Ron Middleton, running backs coach Terry Richardson, special teams assistant Matthew Smiley and defensive backs assistant Mike Rutenberg, continuing his trend of dipping into the college ranks for assistants.
Smiley spent last season as special teams coordinator at Charleston Southern.
Giants re-sign Rogers
The New York Giants have re-signed veteran defensive tackle Shaun Rogers.