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NFL reinstates Williams, Titans add him to staff

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The NFL has reinstated Gregg Williams after suspending him for his role in the New Orleans' bounty scandal, and the Titans have added him to their coaching staff.

The NFL ended Williams' indefinite suspension Thursday and notified the Titans they could hire him. Tennessee also announced in the same release that Williams had been hired as a senior assistant coach for its defense.

Speaking at a news conference, Williams says he's here to work tirelessly for the Titans and to make a positive impact. He says he's grateful for the opportunity.

Williams thanked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for reinstating him back to the league, and he also is apologizing while taking "full responsibility" for his role in the New Orleans' bounty scandal.

The league issued a statement saying that Goodell cited several reasons for reinstating Williams including that Williams accepted responsibility for his role in the bounty program, his commitment to never be involved in any pay for performance system and pledging to teach safe play and respect for the rules.

Goodell also said in a statement that Williams must meet all league rules and will be subject to "periodic monitoring to confirm his compliance."

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