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D.J. Williams

D.J. Williams - #58 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 242 lbs.
Birthday 07/20/1982
Birthplace Pittsburg, CA
College Miami (FL)
Years played 10
Drafted 2004, 1st round, 17th pick by Broncos

Williams can help Broncos defend tight ends better

Posted Nov. 17, 2012 @ 9:40 a.m. ET
Our insiders throughout the AFC believe that LB D.J. Williams can solve the Broncos' troubles covering opposing tight ends.

Broncos' back seven misses Williams, Carter

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
Some of the Broncos' issues on defense can be attributed to not having LB D.J. Williams and S Quinton Carter.

Broncos LB Williams' suspension extended three games

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 6:19 p.m. ET
The NFL added three games to Broncos LB D.J. Williams’ suspension, the league confirmed Friday.

Broncos LB Williams' suspension remains in place

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 10:45 a.m. ET
A federal appeals court has declined to overturn a six-game suspension for Broncos LB D.J. Williams, The Denver Post reported Monday.

Jury convicts Williams of ability-impaired driving

Posted Aug. 15, 2012 @ 8:48 p.m. ET
Jurors convicted Broncos LB D.J. Williams on Wednesday of driving while ability-impaired and driving without headlights.

Mistrial means Williams could miss some of Broncos camp

Posted May 21, 2012 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
A mistrial in the DUI case against Broncos LB D.J. Williams means the veteran defender could miss training camp because of the new trial date.

LB Williams may become Broncos' trade bait

Posted Jan. 16, 2011 @ 4:01 a.m. ET
After being stripped of his captaincy following a second DUI arrest, Denver LB D.J. Williams is a likely prospect to be traded as the Broncos seek to accumulate draft choices, according to AFC West Whispers.

Chargers OLT McNeill regains dominance

Posted Nov. 20, 2010 @ 9:13 p.m. ET
After sitting out the first five games and struggling a bit in his first game back, San Diego OLT Marcus McNeill has been a key factor in the offensive line providing much-improved protection for QB Philip Rivers.

Broncos punish D.J. Williams

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 5:35 p.m. ET
Following his DUI arrest on Friday morning, Broncos LB D.J. Williams has been benched, fined and stripped of his defensive captaincy.

Broncos LB Williams arrested for DUI

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
Broncos LB D.J. Williams was taken into custody by police early Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 22, 2013
A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with Williams, giving them a possible replacement for Brian Urlacher.||||||| The person spoke Friday on the condition of anonymity because the signing has not been announced. The deal comes two days after the Bears said they couldn't agree on a contract with Urlacher, the eight-time Pro Bowl selection and the face of the franchise. Williams has played both middle and outside linebacker. He missed 9 games while serving a pair of NFL-mandated suspensions last season and was released by the Broncos on the eve of free agency.
Posted March 11, 2013
The Denver Broncos have released talented but Williams, who was suspended for nine games last season and lost his starting job to Wesley Woodyard.||||||| The Broncos also released third quarterback Caleb Hanie, who didn't take a single snap in his one season in Denver last year behind Peyton Manning and his backup, rookie Brock Osweiler. Williams was a first-round draft pick in 2004 out of the University of Miami. He played all of the linebacker positions for the Broncos and was the team's leading tackler during most of his nine seasons in Denver.
Posted Nov. 18, 2012
Williams and pass-rusher Elvis Dumervil are active for the Denver Broncos' game against the San Diego Chargers.||||||| Williams missed the first nine games of the season while serving two NFL-mandated suspensions that cost him about $4 million. He's expected to play in sub packages and maybe special teams.
Posted Nov. 17, 2012
Williams is on track to make his 2012 debut Sunday against San Diego after the Denver Broncos put him on their 53-man roster Saturday.||||||| Williams returned to practice this week after serving two NFL-mandated suspensions that cost him nine games and about $4 million. On Friday, coach John Fox said Williams had looked good in practice all week "and he's a guy we would definitely consider to be active for the game. " If he plays Sunday, he'll likely play in sub packages and on special teams.
Posted Nov. 13, 2012
The Denver Broncos have waived safety Duke Ihenacho, opening a roster spot that could be filled by linebacker D.J. Williams. The Broncos (6-3) can evaluate Williams over the next few days before activating him to the 53-man roster.||||||| Williams was reinstated Monday after sitting out the first nine games of the season while serving two separate NFL suspensions. He'll practice Wednesday for the first time since training camp, where he was relegated to individual drills and backup duty while the Broncos prepared his replacements for the regular season.

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