Chiefs defensive lineman settling in with hometown team

Posted at 9:13 PM, Jun 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-13 22:13:09-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Xavier Williams is fitting in quite nicely with his new Chiefs teammates.

"I've really liked it. I've enjoyed my time since I've gotten here. The energy around my teammates has been really good," said Williams.

Xavier Williams, a former stand out at Grandview High School, signed a free agent deal this offseason with Chiefs after spending three years in Arizona.

"Just being around the city, in general, coming home, being able to connect with family and friends and everything like that it's been a really great time," said Williams.

Williams has already impressed his new teammates.

"He's a leader in the room," said Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones. "He helps everyone out trying to give you pointers on what you can get better at."

One thing that's always inevitable is change. The Chiefs welcome so many faces, but this is the time they plan to improve chemistry and become a single unit.

"The whole D-line in general, we try to hang out a lot and just joke around just try to be on the same page and everything like that," said Williams.

According to Jones, recharging and reloading a team every year is all a part of the game.

"No one team is ever the same every year," said Jones. "It's a different team. So just go with that mindset — a different team, a different family, group of guys you can connect with and build off of."