Denver Broncos decline option on DT Sylvester Williams
The Denver Broncos declined to exercise the fifth-year option on defensive tackle Sylvester Williams,Julius Peppers Jersey multiple media outlets reported Monday.
As a result, Williams,Stephen Hill Jersey the 28th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, will become a free-agent following the 2016 season.
He was scheduled to make $6.Jacoby Brissett Jersey757 million on his fifth-year option in 2017, according to the Denver Post, but the Broncos declined to pick up the option.Thomas Rawls Jersey
"In my heart I feel that was best for me, one being because I'll become a free agent at 28 instead of 29," Williams said via text to the Post.DeAngelo Williams Jersey "And two, this is gonna be my best year and with Bill (Kollar) and Wade (Phillips) I'll only get better."
Williams started 15 games for the Broncos last season and had 25 tackles and three sacks.Adam Jones Jersey He will probably remain in the starting lineup in 2016.
The only Bronco to play every single offensive snap in 2015 will be back in orange and blue in 2016 after center Matt Paradis signed his exclusive rights free-agent tender.
In just his first season on the active roster after spending his rookie season on the practice squad,Cardinals Store Paradis was a steadying force for Denver's offensive line. He gained experience expeditiously and had only one penalty in 1,125 plays,Denver Broncos Store according to Pro Football Focus.
Tight end Nick Kasa was also waived. The former CU Buffalo was signed Jan.Chris Harris Jr Jersey 25, the day after the AFC Championship. He was a sixth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders and appeared in 16 games with one start in his rookie season.Alfred Morris Jersey He recorded one reception, a 9-yard touchdown against the Broncos in Week 17. In seven preseason games, Kasa caught seven passes for 60 yards with one touchdown. He missed the 2014 season with a torn ACL.