Very early on this, but according to Ian Rappaport of the NFL Network the Denver Broncos have released linebacker D.J. Williams:
Source: #Broncos have released linebacker D.J. Williams.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2013
This is a move that has been anticipated for at least a few months, but the timing comes just 24 hours before Free Agency begins in 2013. Williams was due a $6-million base salary, carrying an $8.082-million cap figure. Cutting him will cost the Broncos $2.082-million in dead money.
Denver’s KCNC-TV’s Vic Lombardi has confirmed that Williams has been in fact cut:
Did get it confirmed. Cutting DJ saves the Broncos exactly 6-mill in cap space.
— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) March 11, 2013
Hmm, I wonder if that space is for Elvis Dumervil or Darrelle Revis? Maybe it is for a receiver after all…