The Miami Dolphins announced Saturday the promotion of defensive end Jordan Williams from the team's practice squad to the 53-man roster. The team waived tight end Brandon Williams for make roster space for the defensive end.
Jordan Williams began his NFL career as an undrafted free agent of the New York Jets, signing his past summer and spending training camp and the preseason there. He was among the last roster cuts for New York, then signed back to their practice squad. After being released from the Jets' practice squad, he joined the Dolphins practice squad on Oct. 6, 2015. Williams played collegiately at Tennessee where he appeared in 44 games (22 starts) and totaled 66 tackles (39 solo), 6.5 sacks and four passes defensed. During his senior campaign in 2014, Jordan Williams started all 13 games and recorded 27 tackles, two sacks and four passes defensed.
Brandon Williams played in four games this season for the Dolphins after time on the team's practice squad. He began the year with the Carolina Panthers, where he originally signed as an undrafted free agent in 2013, playing in 23 games, including to this year, with the Panthers over the two-plus years he was with the club, catching four passes for 44 yards.