While the Saints and Sean Payton are putting the pieces back together after the well publicized “bounty scandlal”, the man behind it all may be returning to the NFL. Read more after the jump.
Gregg Williams is expected to be hired in some capacity by the Tennessee Titans, a source with knowledge of the situation told NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. ESPN first reported the news. The Associated Press reported Sunday morning that theTitans have talked with Williams about a position on their staff.
Williams remains suspended indefinitely by the NFL, but the league allowed him to start pursuing jobs. Williams does not have any meetings scheduled with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell yet. Williams must be reinstated by the NFL before he can be hired by any team.
When Williams was suspended indefinitely last year, conventional wisdom said his career could be over. But the NFL fraternity of coaches is tight, and relationships matter. Williams has a prior relationship with Titansdefensive coordinator Jerry Gray, who once worked under Williams with the Buffalo Bills. Williams worked for Titans owner Bud Adams from 1997 to 2000 as Jeff Fisher’s defensive coordinator. Williams also has a relationship with Titans coach Mike Munchak from that era.