Vikings sign former Rams DE Jonah Williams

The Los Angeles Rams have now lost multiple defensive linemen in a span of five days. Following Aaron Donald’s retirement on Friday, Jonah Williams is now leaving to sign with the Minnesota Vikings.

Williams was a starter up front alongside Donald and Kobie Turner, mostly playing the defensive end spot as a run stopper. He recorded two sacks, a career-best 49 tackles and four quarterback hits, also batting one pass at the line of scrimmage.

He was by no means a star on a defensive line that featured Donald and Turner, but he was an effective run defender who also mixed in a little bit of pressure on occasion.

Williams originally signed with the Rams in 2020 and was waived before the season, which led to the Vikings claiming him off waivers. However, he failed his physical so he never wound up landing in Minnesota.

Now he gets to reunite with Vikings defensive line coach Marcus Dixon, who was with the Rams during Williams’ tenure in Los Angeles.

Story originally appeared on Rams Wire