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New Lions DT Sylvester Williams excited 'to build something' in Detroit
The Denver Broncos had one of the best run defenses in the NFL with Sylvester Williams starting at nose tackle three seasons ago. Now, the...

Detroit Lions sign Sylvester Williams
Sylvester Williams, a free agent defensive tackle who played last season for the Tennessee Titans, has signed with the Detroit Lions. The 29-year-old Williams was...

Tennessee Titans release defensive lineman Sylvester Williams
The Tennessee Titans have released defensive lineman Sylvester Williams. The Titans pick up $3.6 million in cap space with his release. Williams was due $2.5...

Searcy, Williams and Hollins still alive in NFL Playoffs
After Wild Card weekend in the NFL Playoffs, only three former Tar Heels remain among the final eight teams. Da’Norris Searcy and Sylvester Williams are...

Recap: Former UNC Players in the NFL - Week 17
Tre Boston (Los Angeles Chargers) had seven tackles and his fifth interception of the season in the Chargers' win against Oakland. Ryan Switzer (Dallas Cowboys)...

Run-stuffer Sylvester Williams closer to home with Titans
Sylvester Williams won a Super Bowl championship ring two years ago playing nose tackle for the Denver Broncos, but he hasn't shown it to anyone...

Sylvester Williams Hopes to Make Difference for Titans
A first-round pick by the Denver Broncos in the 2013 NFL Draft, Sylvester Williams has played in 60 games over the past four seasons, with...

Nazair Jones Drafted By Seattle In Third Round
University of North Carolina defensive tackle Nazair Jones was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round (102nd overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft...

Titans DL Sylvester Williams Wants to Make Late Father Proud
Sylvester Williams knows his late father is proud of him. As a member of the Titans, the team’s new defensive lineman plans to continue doing...

Tennessee Titans Agree to Terms with DL Sylvester Williams
The Tennessee Titans have added some beef – and an experienced veteran – in the middle of their defensive line with the addition of former...

Tennessee Titans add Sylvester Williams to play nose tackle
The Tennessee Titans have reached a contract agreement with defensive lineman Sylvester Williams. Denver did not execute the fifth-year option on Williams last spring and...

Imagining an NFL team with only NC ties
What if we could construct an NFL team made entirely of players from North Carolina high schools or colleges? DT: Sylvester Williams/Broncos/UNC - Williams started...

Q&A with Denver Broncos nose tackle Sylvester Williams
Before you went to college (at Coffeyville Community College then UNC), you were working in a factory. What did you do there? Sylvester Williams: "Radiator...

Broncos nose tackle Sylvester Williams sees opportunity to expand his role
When Sylvester Williams was told that the Broncos would not pick up his fifth-year option, the fourth-year veteran was not disheartened. Conversely, he took their...

Broncos do not pick up fifth-year option for nose tackle Sylvester Williams
The Denver Broncos elected not to pick up the fifth-year option on nose tackle Sylvester Williams’ contract and informed Williams' representatives early Monday afternoon. It...

Sylvester Williams Doesn’t Need Credit
Sylvester Williams is a classic no-stats nose tackle. If he does his job, he comes away form the game with maybe one or two tackles...

Sylvester Williams. Tar Heel. Bronco. Super Bowl Champion.
It's a story of overcoming the odds. A story of hard work, perseverance, and pursing dreams. A man who played one year of high school...

UNC Fan Super Bowl Viewing Guide
The Carolina Panthers meet the Denver Broncos in the 50th iteration of the NFL's Super Bowl will kick off at 6:30 PM on CBS at...

Sylvester Williams: I just wanted more out of life
That's where we find Sylvester Williams, the 27-year-old, 142-kilogram, 188-centimetre Broncos defensive tackle sitting alone....And he has a story to tell, from the fat kid...

Three Tar Heels Prepare for Super Bowl 50
While Tre Boston and Sylvester Williams will be battling it out with opposing offenses in hopes of helping their team to a Super Bowl victory,...

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