In an otherwise forgettable season, nose tackle Ian Williams is giving the San Francisco 49ers a lot of reasons to want to keep him around.
Scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent, Williams has played in all 15 games heading Sunday's regular-season finale versus the St. Louis Rams. That's quite the contrast from the past two seasons, when injuries limited him to 11 games combined.
#49ers have to keep Ian Williams. Has been a stud at nose tackle all year. Unrestricted free agent and only 26 years old— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) December 29, 2015
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"It feels good just to be able to say I made it to Week 16," Williams told reporters Monday.
The 6-foot-1, 305-pound Williams leads the team's defensive linemen with 64 tackles, including at least five in each of the past five games. Despite San Francisco's woeful 4-11 record, Williams is more than open to re-signing with the team.
"I would love to," the 26-year-old Williams said. "This is where I've been. This is where I know. Guys on the team, I'm comfortable with. I would love to be back."