According to 9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis, the Broncos are expected to re-sign 2018 seventh-round pick, running back, David Williams.
RB David Williams is back in the Broncos building, per league source. He was their 7th-rd pick last year who Jax signed off their practice squad. He played for Jaguars last year. Was cut in May. If Williams passes physical as expected, Broncos plan is to re-sign him. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) July 18, 2019
Williams is a 6-foot, 229-pound running back who the Broncos selected in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Williams spent the spring and summer with the Broncos before being waived during the final 53-man roster cut down period. However, he was signed to the Broncos practice squad where he stayed until the Jacksonville Jaguars signed him to their active roster in early October.
He would stay on their roster and play in a limited capacity until the end of the season before eventually being waived by the Jaguars this past May.
During the 2018 preseason with the Broncos, Williams totaled 27 rushes for 79 yards. He had eight regular season carries with the Jaguars where he totaled 36 yards. Now he will look to crack the Broncos 53-man roster once again.
If he passes his physical, he will give the Broncos another power option out of their backfield. Outside of Royce Freeman, you have the speedster Phillip Lindsay, third-down back Devontae Booker, and undersized speedsters Khalfani Muhammad and rookie Devontae Jackson.
Williams likely faces long odds at making the 53-man roster, but he could find himself back on the team’s Practice Squad if he has a solid summer.