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Broncos to re-sign RB David Williams

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The Denver Broncos are expected to bring back running back David Williams, according to Mike Klis of 9 News. He just needs to pass his physical first.

Williams spent the 2018 campaign with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he was originally selected by the Denver Broncos in the seventh round (226th pick overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.

He was waived by the Broncos before the regular season began and was then added to their practice squad. However, he was then signed off of their practice squad by the Jaguars.

Williams never actually made an appearance for Jacksonville and was cut in May.

The Philadelphia native played his collegiate football at both the University of South Carolina and the University of Arkansas, spending his first three NCAA seasons at South Carolina before transferring to Arkansas for his senior year.

Williams had a small role with the Gamecocks, rushing for 256 yards and a couple of scores during his freshman season. He followed that up by totaling 299 yards on the ground in his sophomore campaign, and then, during his final season at South Carolina in 2016, he accumulated 239 yards and three scores.

The 25-year-old then had a breakout year of sorts with the Razorbacks in 2018, registering 656 yards while reaching the end zone eight times as a rusher, averaging 5.6 yards per carry. In addition, he logged 10 catches for 171 yards and a couple of touchdowns.

Denver’s backfield is pretty full at the moment, as Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman are clearly the top two running backs on the team, but there is always room for some depth, and Williams likely represents a depth signing for the Broncos.