The Denver Broncos must’ve really liked what they saw out of Kentucky’s defense in 2007. Denver has now signed all three UK starting linebackers from ’07 as the Broncos signed Johnny Williams this morning. Williams joins former teammate Wesley Woodyard on a linebacking core that just recently waived Braxton Kelley after Kelley tore a ligament in his knee in non-contact drills.
Williams spent last season on the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad after spending the preseason with his hometown Jacksonville Jaguars. Johnny will likely be a contributor on special teams while competing for an inside linebacker spot in the Broncos 3-4 defense.
Congratulations to Johnny, who is one of my all-time favorite players to suit up for the Big Blue.
Go Cats. Go Broncos.