Originally written on Pro Football Zone  |  Last updated 10/22/14

NEW ORLEANS - SEPTEMBER 09: Jonathan Vilma talks with Gregg Williams of the New Orleans Saints during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Louisiana Superdome on September 9, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
The NFL announced today that former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has been reinstated. They released the following statement: “Commissioner Roger Goodell today notified Gregg Williams and the Tennessee Titans that Williams’ contract with the Titans has been approved and that he has been reinstated. The commissioner cited several reasons for the reinstatement, including Williams’ forthcoming acknowledgement of and acceptance of responsibility for his role in the bounty program at the Saints, his commitment to never again be involved in a pay-for-performance or bounty system, and his pledge to teach safe play and respect for the rules at all levels of the game. The commissioner emphasized that Williams must fully conform to league rules and will be subject to periodic monitoring to confirm his compliance.” “I have known Gregg for over two decades and have seen him work his way up from a quality control coach to a head coach,” said Titans Head Coach Mike Munchak. “He will bring a great deal of defensive knowledge and energy to our staff. The decision to bring him here only came after going through a thoughtful and thorough process.” According to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, Williams has now been officially hired  by the Titans. Gregg Williams has been reinstated by the #NFL, and has been hired by the #Titans as Senior Assistant/Defense. — Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) February 7, 2013 Williams was reinstated by the NFL on Thursday morning #Titans — Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) February 7, 2013 Williams will work with #Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray — Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) February 7, 2013 I hope Williams learned a lot from his extended vacation.     Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })();
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