Patriots Try Out DT Xavier Williams

Former Chiefs and Cardinals defensive tackle Xavier Williams headed east for a workout. The Patriots brought in the veteran lineman for a mid-camp audition, Mike Reiss of tweets.

The Patriots are currently down Beau Allen, an offseason acquisition who has missed each of the team’s practices this week. Williams would add to a Pats line that lost Danny Shelton this offseason.

A Northern Iowa product, Williams spent the past two seasons with the Chiefs. The 28-year-old defender collected a Super Bowl ring last season, returning from IR late in the season to play in two of the Chiefs’ playoff games. A high ankle sprain sidelined Williams for much of 2019.

The former UDFA caught on with the Cardinals in 2015. He signed a restricted free agent offer sheet with the Chiefs in 2018, which the Cards refused to match, and played 36% of Kansas City’s defensive snaps that season.

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