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UPDATE 1-NFL-Williams, reinstated after bounty affair, joins Titans

* Former Saints coach returns to where he started NFL career * Williams will be monitored by NFL to confirm compliance (Adds quotes, details) By Larry Fine Feb 7 (Reuters) - Gregg Williams, banned for orchestrating the New Orleans Saints' bounty program, was reinstated by the NFL on Thursday and hired as a defensive coach by the Tennessee Titans, vowing he would find "positive ways to inspire."

NFL: Key figure in Saints bounty scheme reinstated

Gregg Williams, the major figure in the New Orleans Saints payoffs-for-injuries bounty scheme, was reinstated Thursday by the National Football League after being suspended indefinitely 11 months ago. Williams was informed by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell that he was reinstated and as a result is able to work for the Tennessee Titans as a defensive senior assistant coach. "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 league said in a statement.

NFL-League reinstates Williams after bounty scandal, joins Titans

Feb 7 (Reuters) - Gregg Williams, who was banned indefinitely for orchestrating the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal, has been reinstated by the NFL and hired as a defensive coach with the Tennessee Titans, the team said on Thursday. Williams, who was hired by the St. Louis Rams before the 2012 NFL season but missed it due to the ban and was subsequently fired, will be introduced as the Titans senior assistant/defense at a news conference later on Thursday.
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