The Patriots brought in former Chiefs defensive tackle Xavier Williams for a free-agent visit in Foxboro on Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss. Williams played in the divisional and conference championship rounds for the Chiefs in the 2019 playoffs. Williams was active for Super Bowl LIV but did not play a snap.
An undrafted free agent in 2015, Williams first signed with the Arizona Cardinals and appeared in 23 games over his first three seasons in the NFL. He signed with the Chiefs before the 2019 season and played in all 16 regular season games with four starts, playing a career-high 424 defensive snaps.
As reported by Reiss on Twitter, the absence of free-agent signing Beau Allen “has sparked depth concerns” at defensive tackle. Lawrence Guy, Adam Butler, Byron Cowart, and free-agent signing Darius Kilgo comprise the rest of the projected DT depth chart as of Thursday morning.
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