D.J. Williams won’t be with Broncos’ No. 1 defense during training camp
Jul/26/12 08:23 AM Filed in: DJ Williams
The biggest news to come out of the Broncos’ press gathering on the eve of training camp is the revelation that for the time in nine seasons, D.J. Williams will not occupy one of the linebacker positions with the No. 1 defense during the team’s first practice Thursday.
“I don’t know that he’ll get many (starter) reps in this camp,” said coach John Fox.
Wesley Woodyard will get the first chance to fill Williams’ spot at the weakside linebacker position. Nate Irving, a second-year player who was the Broncos’ third-round draft pick in 2010, will compete with Woodyard, as will sixth-round rookie Danny Trevathan.
Fox added Williams understands. The veteran linebacker will begin the season serving a six-game suspension for violating the league’s performance enhancement policy.