Chiefs sign DT Xavier Williams to help stop run

The Associated Press
Arizona Cardinals' Xavier Williams (94) and Rodney Gunter (95) run drills with the defensive linemen during an NFL football training camp Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Chiefs sign DT Xavier Williams to help stop run

Arizona Cardinals' Xavier Williams (94) and Rodney Gunter (95) run drills with the defensive linemen during an NFL football training camp Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs have signed defensive tackle Xavier Williams, a restricted free agent from the Arizona Cardinals, who declined to match the offer Kansas City made to the run-stopper.

The Chiefs announced the signing in a statement Wednesday.

The 6-foot-2, 309-pound Williams grew up in the Kansas City suburb of Grandview, Missouri, before a standout career at Northern Iowa. He started twice and appeared in 23 games over the past two seasons in Arizona, making 28 tackles and earning a reputation as someone who can plug up the run.

The Chiefs had been searching for a nose tackle after Bennie Logan became a free agent.

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