Broncos Release DT Sylvester Williams

With Dre’Mont Jones and potentially DeMarcus Walker coming back in Week 7, the Broncos will end their reunion with Sylvester Williams. For the time being, at least.

The Broncos released the veteran defensive tackle Friday, per 9News’ Mike Klis (on Twitter). This will again leave the team with no defenders from its Super Bowl 50 victory. The only other leftover from that conquest, Von Miller, is likely out for the season.

Williams played in Denver’s victory over New England, being used on seven defensive snaps. He did make a key contribution, however, stopping a Cam Newton two-point conversion try in the fourth quarter.

But with the Broncos getting healthier on their defensive line, they will drop Williams. However, the 31-year-old lineman — originally a 2013 Broncos first-rounder — could return to the practice squad. The Broncos initially reacquired Williams by signing him to their taxi unit.

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    • Ak185

      Not really. He’s a big body but consistently struggles to move linemen off the ball. His play on Newton came when Newton tried to run past him and Williams just had to detach rather than beat his blocker to get through.

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