The veteran linebacker received other offers but wanted to stay in Pittsburgh, Fowler adds.
Williams has spent his entire career in Pittsburgh since being selected in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He started just 17 games throughout his first four seasons but grew into a consistent starter over the years. He's started 52 games since 2017.
The 31-year-old has recorded 479 tackles and 20.5 sacks over his eight-year career. His 2020 campaign included a career-high 14 tackles for a loss.