According to Mike Klis of 9News, the Denver Broncos have waived wide receiver Nick Williams ahead of the NFL’s 53-man roster deadline. The team signed the former Cherry Creek High School graduate ahead of training camp and he competed all throughout training camp for a roster spot.
Broncos have waived WR Nick Williams per source. Former Cherry Creek star has been on and off Broncos roster all offseason. #9sports— Mike Klis (@mikeklis) August 27, 2023
Williams, an undrafted rookie out of CSU Pueblo and UNLV, was signed after the Broncos were hit with two injuries at the wide receiver position. First KJ Hamler was waived with a heart condition, then Tim Patrick went down with another season-ending injury early in camp. Williams spent time on the roster in June as well.
Interestingly, Williams jumped from D2 ball at CSU Pueblo to UNLV and was promised zero role at the new university. He excelled anyway. When he arrived at UNLV, he was not guaranteed anything. His wide receiver coach there, Jonathan Krause, noted that everything Williams got during his one season there he earned, saying, “I don’t guarantee playing time for anybody. He came in. He was consistent. He put in the work, and everything paid off for him.”
We could see a guy like Williams hit the Broncos’ practice squad, so he’ll be a name to watch for in the coming days.