This is the fourth Spartan Cincinnati has landed after wide receiver Monty Madaris, safety Demetrious Cox and quarterback Tyler O’Connor.
Williams actually began his career at Nebraska, where he recorded 25 total tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, three sacks and one fumble recovery in three seasons. He then left as a graduate transfer to join Michigan State in 2016. He appeared in 11 games and recorded 25 total tackles and one fumble recovery.
The 6’2”, 281-pound Williams played both tackle spots during his college career, so he’ll give Cincinnati some depth along the defensive line in training camp and the preseason. It’s hard to see him making the final roster, but never say never.
Williams will battle David Dean, Brandon Thompson, Ryan Glasgow, Pat Sims and Deshawn Williams for one of the final defensive tackle spots. Elsewhere at defensive tackle, the Bengals have Geno Atkins, Marcus Hardison, Andrew Billings and 2017 draft pick Ryan Glasgow from Michigan.