The Denver Broncos got a key addition to their defense on Monday when the NFL league office re-instated LB D.J. Williams after he served his suspensions. Williams was slapped with nine games worth of suspension, a six-game suspension for violation of PED policy and another three game suspension for his second alcohol related driving offense.
Williams might be back on the roster later this week, but he’s going to have to work his way back onto the field.
Williams might be back on the Broncos team but still has to finish serving a 30-day house arrest sentence and will serve a two-year probation stint starting the day after the Super Bowl. In addition, Williams was forced to return some of his signing bonus money to the Broncos.
The linebacker told the media on Monday that he’s willing to accept any role that the broncos hand him, even if it means playing special teams. “What am I going to say no and just throw my hands up in the air? At the end of the day, I’m a football player. I’ll play whatever position they want me to play,” said Williams.Wesley Woodard is currently filling the role Williams played last season.
The nine-year veteran out of the University of Miami recorded 90 tackles last season with five sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Woodard however is currently leading the Broncos in tackles with 80 along with three sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble.