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    The first day of the 2018 league year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the league office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14.

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Greg Williams
Defensive Backs
College:
North Carolina
Experience:
9

Williams has 15 seasons of coaching experience, including nine years at the NFL level. He most recently served as defensive backs coach for Indianapolis from 2016-17 after seven seasons with San Diego as assistant linebackers coach (2009-12) and assistant secondary coach (2013-15).

During Williams’ two seasons coaching the Colts’ defensive backs, 16 different players started in Indianapolis’ secondary. Despite the turnover in the defensive backfield, the Colts’ defensive backs accounted for 19 interceptions and 102 passes defensed during that span.

Williams has 15 seasons of coaching experience, including nine years at the NFL level. He most recently served as defensive backs coach for Indianapolis from 2016-17 after seven seasons with San Diego as assistant linebackers coach (2009-12) and assistant secondary coach (2013-15).

During Williams’ two seasons coaching the Colts’ defensive backs, 16 different players started in Indianapolis’ secondary. Despite the turnover in the defensive backfield, the Colts’ defensive backs accounted for 19 interceptions and 102 passes defensed during that span.

Williams entered the NFL with the San Diego Chargers as assistant linebackers coach in 2009. He held that position for four seasons before shifting to assist with the team’s secondary from 2013-15.

His coaching career began as an intern with Arizona State in 2003 and as an assistant coach at the College of DuPage from 2004-05. Williams spent two years (2006-07) as Arkansas Tech’s defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator before working the 2008 season as the University of Pittsburgh’s secondary/graduate assistant coach.

A former wide receiver and defensive back at the University of North Carolina, Williams competed in training camps with the Chicago Bears and New York Giants before spending time in NFL Europe, the XFL and the Arena Football League.

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