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Falcons agree to contract extension with Williams



FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. --The Atlanta Falcons today agreed to terms on a contract extension with cornerback Brian Williams. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

Williams, a veteran of eight NFL seasons, has compiled 507 tackles (404 solo), 19 interceptions, 73 passes defensed, nine forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 112 career games (98 starts). After being signed by the Falcons as a free agent on September 6, 2009, Williams became the starter at left cornerback and recorded 23 tackles (17 solo), one interception, two passes defensed and two fumble recoveries in five games before suffering a knee injury against the Chicago Bears in Week 6.

Williams competed in Jacksonville for three seasons (2006-08), two of which under Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith who was his defensive coordinator. In 2007, Williams set a Jaguars team record having intercepted a pass in three consecutive games.

In 2003, Williams posted one of his best NFL seasons. As a member of the Minnesota Vikings, he registered 80 tackles, five interceptions, 16 passes defensed and two forced fumbles. Williams tied a Minnesota single-game record with three interceptions against Detroit on November 23, 2003 and became only the fourth player in Vikings history to post 200-plus interception return yards.


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