Williams, listed at 6-foot-1, 197 pounds, had been a three-year starter for the Midshipmen defense up through 2018. The safety finished his tenure as a senior co-captain with 50 career games played. He recorded 248 tackles over that span to go with four interceptions, six forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.
New England also hosted wide receiver Lee Morris, offensive tackle Lukayus McNeil and fellow defensive backs Augie Contressa and K.J. Sails at Gillette Stadium as the second week of training camp opened.
Morris, a former Oklahoma walk-on, graduated in 2019 after making the first eight starts of his Sooners career as a redshirt senior. That season saw the wideout turn each of his 18 receptions into first downs while also logging four tackles on kickoff coverage.
Contressa, a rookie safety by way of Stony Brook, had been waived by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Friday after signing in May.
And Sails, a transfer from North Carolina to South Florida, was an East-West Shrine Game and NFLPA Bowl invitee in 2020. The cornerback started 20 games over his two seasons in the American Athletic Conference, and also served as the Bulls’ punt returner.