Williams, the New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator from 2009-11, would need to be reinstated from his suspension by the NFL for his role in the Saints’ bounty program before he can be hired. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told the Associated Press Sunday the league has not yet addressed Williams’ potential reinstatement.
Williams coached with the Oilers/Titans from 1993-2000, rising from defensive assistant to coaching special teams, then linebackers and finally defensive coordinator.
In Williams’ last season with the Titans, Tennessee ranked first in the NFL in fewest yards allowed, first in passing yards allowed and third in rushing defense. The Titans also set a franchise-record for fewest points allowed with 191 with an aggressive defense.
LOCKER ON THE MEND: The surgery to repair Jake Locker’s twice dislocated non-throwing shoulder is expected to keep him in a sling for about a month, during which time he’ll work with physical therapists to maintain range of motion, but the quarterback hopes to be ready for minicamps in June.
“Everything went like they hoped it would,” Locker told the Tennessean’s Jim Wyatt. “I feel great, I’m feeling awesome, really. … I’m supposed to make a full recovery and have a strong shoulder. If all goes well, I shouldn’t have to miss anything with the team.”
Locker said his pain level feels fine except for when he sleeps at night. “It doesn’t hurt too bad,” he said. “It’s just getting used to not being able to use one arm. It’s kind of a shock to the system.”
TICKET PRICES NOT RISING: The Titans will not raise ticket prices for the 2013 season, owner Bud Adams told Wyatt.
“We approached the process of ticket pricing with thoughtful consideration of all our season ticket holders. We appreciate each and every ticket buyer and are indebted to them for their constant support,’’ Adams said. “After this careful consideration, we are pleased that we are able to hold the line on our ticket prices for 2013. We will continue to build towards a better 2013 with the continued support of our great fans.”
Titans ticket prices continue to be among the lowest in the NFL ($46 to $92 per game).
SENIOR BOWL A WRAP: Titans player personnel executives and coaches are back in Nashville after spending last week evaluating players at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.
The Titans now turn their attention to free agency and next month’s scouting combine, another key phase in the evaluation process for April’s NFL Draft.
Here’s a recap from Saturday’s Senior Bowl action.
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