Williams, an offensive tackle out of Vanderbilt, was the 14th overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft. The team announced the deal two hours before the opening of Wednesdayâs first training camp practice.
Williams is expected to begin training camp behind veteran John St. Clair on the depth chart at left tackle, according to the team's official Web site. Veteran left tackle John Tait is moving to the right side.
Williams appeared in 36 games at left tackle and left guard while at Vanderbilt, finishing his college career with 33 consecutive starts. He received first team all-SEC honors as a senior and second team all-SEC accolades as a junior.
The two-time recipient of Vanderbiltâs Most Valuable Offensive Lineman award surrendered just two sacks over his final two seasons as a Commodore.
Information from the Associated Press was included in this report