FOXBORO, Mass.—The New England Patriots announced that they have signed cornerback Brock Williams and placed him on injured reserve for the season. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Williams, 22, was drafted by the Patriots in the third round of the 2001 NFL draft out of Notre Dame. He was the 86th player selected overall. The 5-foot-10-inch, 195-pound cornerback sustained a knee injury during the spring. As a result, he will spend his rookie season on the team's reserve list.
He started every game for Notre Dame as a senior and finished the year with 49 tackles, including a sack and five tackles for losses. He was also credited with eight passes defensed, including an interception. During his collegiate career, he started 19 of 29 games at Notre Dame and was credited with 92 tackles and two interceptions.