According to 9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis, the Broncos have waived defensive lineman DeShawn Williams. The second-year player had a solid camp and preseason but could not crack an already deep Broncos defensive line.
DL DeShawn Williams among Broncos cuts, per source. Coaching staff was high on him during offseason. But DL group hard to crack. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) August 31, 2018
Williams is a second year player so he does have Practice Squad eligibility I believe so he is another name to watch in that regard.
He has earned praise from coaches and onlookers all summer but the Broncos just didn’t have a spot on the roster for him. You have the likes of Derek Wolfe, Adam Gotsis, Shelby Harris, DeMarcus Walker, and Clinton McDonald ahead of him. He needed an injury to ever have a solid chance and that never happened.
Williams was down right dominant at times last night in the preseason finale against the Arizona Cardinals. He was credited with a sack but with clearly a man amongst men out there.
Williams like most will have to clear waivers before being able to join the Broncos practice squad. It is possible he is claimed by a team desperate for D-Line depth, but if that does not happen, expect him back with the Broncos in a few days.