NFL Combine: Titans defend hiring of Gregg Williams

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Indianapolis, In. - Gregg Williams was the face of the bounty scandal but now, the former defensive coordinator has a new job as senior assistant coach of the Tennessee Titans and his new bosses are happy to bring their old friend aboard, despite his recent struggles.

"I felt that he deserved a second chance," Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Thursday at the NFL Combine.  "The league felt and I felt that he took responsibility for the things that happened and the things he was involved in and I don't see anything like that ever happening again."

"Gregg is going to add a lot of knowledge and experience to our defensive staff and help us," general manager Ruston Webster said.

Webster did admit, however, that there was some concern in bringing back a coach that was suspended the entire 2012 season for orchestrating a bounty program with the Saints.

"There was hesitation in that we had to do our research and we had to do our background work.  Fortunately, [Williams] having spent so much time in Tennessee, we had a lot of people that knew him well and felt comfortable bringing him in."

Williams spent 11 seasons with the Titans and Houston Oilers organization.  As defensive coordinator, he helped lead them to their lone Super Bowl appearance.

For much more on the NFL Combine, tune in to FOX 8 for Sean Fazende's reports from Indianapolis.