The Denver Broncos are trying to get their veteran players a chance to latch on with other teams, and released WR Nick Williams.
After signing him to fill out the roster earlier on in training camp, the Denver Broncos have released veteran wide receiver Nick Williams.
Williams, who has spent on the roster of just about every Mike Shanahan disciple in the NFL, was being considered for a sixth wide receiver spot and was also competing for the Broncos’ punt returner job.
He had four receptions in preseason play for 45 yards and three punt returns for seven yards.
Williams had a chance to stick on the roster as a backup slot type with a good foundation of knowledge for the type of offense Rich Scangarello is installing, but it just didn’t work out.
Williams’ best shot at the Broncos would have been sticking out as a punt returner in a good way, but the Broncos have yet to have anyone do that.
Williams has bounced around the league since 2013 when he got his first shot with the Washington Redskins.
The Broncos’ roster is now at 87 players after also cutting veterans Zach Kerr and Dekoda Watson in a pair of somewhat surprising moves.
With the release of Nick Williams combined with Kerr and Watson, the Broncos have cleared almost $4 million off the books. It’s not a ton of cash to work with, but it’s a start if this team is going to make improvements elsewhere on the roster.
At the wide receiver position, it seems pretty clear that the Broncos have five spots locked in with Emmanuel Sanders, Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton, Tim Patrick, and Juwann Winfree.
Anyone else is competing for the WR6 job at this point, and so far, no one has really taken a strong hold of it.