Falcons re-sign veteran CB Williams

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Alex Marvez

Alex Marvez is a Senior NFL Writer for He has covered the NFL for the past 18 seasons as a beat writer and is the former president of the Pro Football Writers of America. He also is a frequent host on Sirius XM NFL Radio.

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The Falcons are re-signing cornerback Brian Williams to a one-year contract, a source told Financial details weren’t disclosed.

The 30-year-old Williams started Atlanta’s first five games last year after being signed at the end of the preseason following his release from Jacksonville. Williams then suffered a major knee injury against Dallas in October. The still-rehabilitating Williams may not be ready to participate in Atlanta’s offseason minicamps but the Falcons are optimistic he will contribute in 2010.

Williams has made 98 starts in an eight-year career that also includes stops in Minnesota and Jacksonville. Williams was set to hit the market Friday when the free-agent signing period begins.
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