Williams joins Jaguars

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\ What the parties had to say in statements released by the team:\

\ Coach Jack Del Rio: “Gregg Williams is an outstanding football coach, has a wealth of NFL coaching experience and is committed to helping us pursue a world championship. I am pleased to add another strong teacher to our coaching staff. We’ve established a high standard of defensive play over the past five years here and I expect that to continue under Gregg.”\

\ Williams: “I’m excited to be joining the Jaguars and Jack Del Rio’s staff, and I’m looking forward to getting started in Jacksonville. I was there for the organization’s first game in 1995 as well as a lot of other memorable moments, and have had great respect over the years for the ownership and the players and coaches and their success. This is a very, very good team and a tremendous opportunity.\

\ “The last four years, being a part of the Redskins organization was a great experience. I appreciate the process that Mr. Snyder and Vinny Cerrato allowed me to participate in. It was the most thorough process I’ve been involved in in the NFL. I thank the Redskins fans and the organization for allowing me to be a part of their family. It was a dream come true to work for a Hall of Fame coach like Joe Gibbs. I will be able to utilize a lot of great learning experiences, and Joe Gibbs is not only a Hall of Fame coach but even a better person. I appreciate all the opportunities that Dan Snyder and the Redskins family allowed me to be a part of and I take with me many fond memories from my time in Washington.”\

\ It will be interesting to monitor how Del Rio — who I’m told was in nearly every defensive meeting last season — works with Williams.

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