Damian Williams feels faster than ever

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    On the day the Titans reported for training camp, I talked to receiver Damian Williams about his training regimen during the offseason.

    Williams worked out in Dallas with group that included several Olympic sprinters, including Wallace Spearmon, Doc Patton, Bianca Knight and even Usain Bolt.

    Williams, heading into his fourth NFL season, thought it would make him faster on the football field.

    He can tell a difference in training camp, he said.

    “When you get into running deeper routes, you can start to open your stride a little more,’’ said Williams, who ran a 4.49 at the NFL Combine in 2010. “I am definitely faster than I’ve ever been.”

    Is he Olympic speed? Well, he’s not at that point.

    Williams, who grew up with Wallace, said he went through an exhausting workout with the athletes. They worked on flexibility and endurance, and also ran sprints.

    “I don’t think I even finished a workout the first week, not one workout. It was that hard,’’ he said. “By the third week I was feeling better, but those guys are ridiculously fast. … Coach tells you to go the speed of light, plus 10 percent. I don’t have that, they do.”

    Williams especially enjoyed meeting Bolt, who was there for a day. The Jamaican sprinter is widely considered the fastest human ever.

    “You kind of expect guys like that to be Hollywood, they are celebrities,’’ he said of Bolt. “But he is a real down to earth guy, very cool.”

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    So Damian Williams is faster than a cheetah?