The Broncos continue to add depth to the roster leading up to the NFL draft. Today the team announced they are brining back defensive lineman, Bill Winn. Winn, 6-4 300lbs, was originally drafted by Cleveland, played one season for Indianapolis, then signed with Denver in 2016.
Winn was a solid depth contributor in 2016, logging around 30% of the team’s defensive snaps that year. He began the 2017 season with Denver as well before tearing his ACL in the preseason.
Per source, #Broncos bringing back DL Billy Winn, played here in 2016-17— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) April 22, 2019
Winn has been rehabbing his injury since the tear and will now compete for a spot on Denver’s roster heading into camp.
Nothing ground-breaking with this move, but Winn is a good depth signing for the Broncos and has a chance to earn a spot as a rotational guy down the roster.
When asked in 2016 how his season was going, Winn’s response shows you the kind of player he is, and likely why Denver wanted to bring him back.
It’s going great. Do I have a lot of stats? No. But I’m playing team defense and I love being a part of this team. It’s not about making all the plays. I could be somewhere else in Week 8 or next year, you never know. But it’s all about living in the moment and accepting your responsibility. You have to accelerate at your job and make the plays that come to you.