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Bengals' 2013 third-round draft pick has developed into one of Cincinnati's most vocal leaders and valuable defenders ... Has held Cincinnati's No. 1 SS role the last four seasons, but coaches credit his position versatility and effectiveness against the run ... Led team with 112 tackles (career-high) in 2019, and added a sack, INT and three PDs ... Started all 16 games, and saw action on 93.6 percent of defensive snaps (second on team) ... Also saw action on 143 special teams snaps, despite central role on defense, and recorded two special teams tackles ... In 2018, led Bengals with five INTs (second in AFC), and ranked second in tackles (108) ... Enters 2020 as Bengals' active INT leader, with 11 (all-time leader Ken Riley had 65) ... Also enters 2020 with streak of 35 consecutive games played, dating back to late 2017.
Behind The Stripes: Shawn Williams and Jessie Bates III
Cincinnati Bengals safeties Shawn Williams and Jessie Bates III believe their work in the offseason will elevate the secondary's play heading into the 2020 season.
Bengals Interceptions | 2019 Season Highlights
Watch every interception by the Cincinnati Bengals from the 2019 NFL season, including picks from Jessie Bates III, William Jackson III, Darius Phillips, B.W. Webb, Shawn Williams and Nick Vigil.
Shawn Williams snags Mason Rudolph's deflected pass for INT
Cincinnati Bengals safety Shawn Williams intercepts a pass from Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph.
Williams: "I feel like we matched up well against them"
Safety Shawn Williams answers questions from the media after the Week 8 game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Williams: "We're being able to play fast within the system right now"
Safety Shawn Williams discusses how the secondary has played during OTAs and mandatory minicamp.
Williams: "It falls on us too as players, so whatever challenge they set forth for us, we have to go out and execute"
S Shawn Williams talks with the media as the Bengals head into the off season.
Williams: "They made plays, we made plays."
Safety Shawn Williams postgame after the week 17 game at Pittsburgh.
Can't-Miss Play: Big Ben stunned after Shawn Williams' pick-six
Cincinnati Bengals safety Shawn Williams intercepts a pass from Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and runs it in for a touchdown.
Shawn Williams greets Perriman at handoff for huge third-down stop
Cincinnati Bengals safety Shawn Williams takes down Cleveland Browns wide receiver Breshad Perriman for a loss of 12 yards.
Shawn Williams' INT In 3rd Quarter
Baltimore Ravens rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson makes tackle after Shawn Williams' interception.
All Interceptions from Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Cincinnati Bengals
All Interceptions from Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 10/28/2018
Shawn Williams intercepts Jameis Winston in the end zone
Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Shawn Williams intercepts Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston's pass in the end zone.
Shawn Williams intercepts Mahomes' under-thrown deep pass
Cincinnati Bengals safety Shawn Williams intercepts Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes' under-thrown deep pass
Shawn Williams chases down Flacco for huge strip-sack
Cincinnati Bengals safety Shawn Williams forces a fumble from Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and recovered by Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick.
Chris Smith breaks the Bengals 18-game streak without a fumble recovery
Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Chris Smith beasts through to force a fumble recovered by safety Shawn Williams.
Shawn Williams intercepts Joe Flacco in the end zone
Cincinnati Bengals safety Shawn Williams picks off Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco in the end zone.
S. Williams visits local school
S Shawn Williams visits Sands Montessori to share the importance of education as part of the MLCF's Learning Is Cool program.
Williams on preparation
Shawn Williams talks shares his preparation going into the 2016 NFL season.
Williams reacts to contract extension
Shawn Williams speaks with the media after signing a four year contract extension.
Can't-Miss Play: Shawn Williams incredible diving pick
Bengals Shawn Williams makes an incredible play to pick off quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap sacks Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler
Dunlap sacks Cutler
1 on 1: Shawn Williams
After leading the team in special teams tackles last year, Bengals.com caught up with Shawn Williams?
Training Camp: Shawn Williams pick-6
The rookie safety intercepts the Josh Johnson pass and goes the distance.
Joe Burrow Among Bengals Captains For 2020
With their Week 1 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers right around the corner, the Bengals named quarterback Joe Burrow among their seven team captains for the 2020 season.
Bengals Emerge Resolved From Emotional Meeting
Shawn Williams, one of the captains just emerging from one of his most emotional days as a Cincinnati Bengal, knew it had to be done. "We had a meeting airing it all out," said Williams of a day head coach Zac Taylor set aside for feelings instead of football. "The raw, uncut truth of feelings ... It was very open. To hear people express the way they're feeling, it was hard. But it's what's needed."
Shawn Williams Waits For New Role After "Roller Coaster" Offseason
No one has ever been more reliable in Bengaldom than safety Shawn Williams, but even the steadiest of all Bengals has had trouble finding his footing during this slippery slope offseason. He's not certain of his new role, but he's had several through the years.
Shawn Williams Shakes It Off Because The Field Is "My Happy Place'
Shawn Williams, the Bengals' indestructible safety, may have more nicknames than injuries. But he's all good for Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) against the Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium because, he says, "My legs still work." Football won't let him come off the field. "It's my escape from the rest of the world," Williams says.
Safeties ask not, but just ask
In an impromptu meeting before Tuesday's practice, vet safety Shawn Williams told the rookies to ask their elders question because there's no such thing as a stupid one. But no one is questioning why they drafted Jessie Bates III
Hobson's Choice: receivers on the mind
The roster scrum has begun and all eyes are on the hands at receiver, such as Josh Malone.
In pursuit of picks
Robert Livingston, the secondary coach in charge of the safeties, is in the process of emphasizing the Bengals' point of emphasis under new defensive coordinator Teryl Austin. Turnovers. Livingston goes one better and punches it up on his rolling vista of a computer screen.
Hobson's Choice: something old, a lot new
Tough sledding for rookies like cornerback Davontae Harris (35) when it comes to a deep defensive depth chart, but like many of the draft picks he can make the club in the kicking game and play a lot on special teams.
We haven't seen Teryl Austin much at all this offseason, his first as the Bengals defensive coordinator. But when he surfaced late Friday night in the media room with three of his position coaches from all three levels of his defense, it was a little bit clearer how he plans to take them to the next level.
Notes: Iloka and Mixon have head up for new rule; Mixon hopes to miss Mayfield; Glenn scouts Brown
George Iloka and Joe Mixon talk the new helmet rule ... Mixon has high praise for his old QB ... Cordy Glenn says he could "go on and on about Preston Brown," and does.
Players looking for a heads-up
Bengals safety Shawn Williams on the NFL's new helmet rule: "Just let us play. We'll try to keep it safe the best we can, but at the end of the day you still have to make tackles."
Glenn officially lines up
Before the trade for Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn officially went through Wednesday, he pondered his number in Bengals' stripes as he gazed at the lockers of the offensive line during Tuesday's brisk meet-and-greet at Paul Brown Stadium. The man who wore No. 77 in Buffalo knows that is not exactly a hidden figure in Cincinnati.
Quick hits: Lewis says he'd like to be back; Boyd silences city; Take a bow, Mr.Prez
BALTIMORE _ Marvin Lewis says he wants to come back, but it's more complicated than just an offer ... Tyler Boyd thought there was a penalty after he silenced the M&T Bank Stadium crowd with the winning TD ... It was Andy Dalton's third fourth-quarter comeback in four seasons in Baltimore ....
Defense throws it back to look ahead
This is how it used to look back in the day. The NFL's best quarterbacks would waltz into Paul Brown Stadium and leave with not only a loss, but a bruised passer rating courtesy of the Double A Gap blitz and a Velcro secondary. In Sunday's 26-17 win over Matthew Stafford's Lions the Bengals defense looked to the future with a blast from the past.
Quick hits: Andre shelved; Simmons worries about Pro Bowl vote; Dalton: my job to get A.J. to Hall
Vikings rout as Lewis refutes
MINNEAPOLIS - Marvin Lewis refuted it. But Sunday's pre-game report bannering his departure from the Bengals after 15 seasons stamped Sunday's 34-7 loss to the Vikings.