Jets put defense in Williams’ hands

The New York Jets officially named Gregg Williams as their defensive coordinator on Wednesday.Williams spent the last two seasons in Cleveland, serving as defensive coordinator before taking over as interim head coach in midseason last year when the Browns fired Hue Jackson.The Jets also confirmed that new head coach Adam Gase is retaining special teams coordinator Brant Boyer.The well-traveled Williams, 60, returns to the AFC East for the first time since he was head coach of the Buffalo Bills from 2001-03.Williams was let go by the Browns last week after the team chose Freddie Kitchens as its next head coach. He went 5-3 while guiding Cleveland.

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