DENVER — Sylvester Williams by no means dreamed of enjoying within the NFL. He by no means even dreamed of enjoying in highschool.
He grew up poor in Jefferson Metropolis, Mo. His household struggled to make a dwelling. Their home burned down. They scrabbled collectively cash to repair up a automotive. It was stolen. Williams went to work in within the Modine Manufacturing plant after highschool for $four hundred every week. It put cash in his pocket, and gave him function. However a coach took him to a school soccer recreation, altering his life. A junior school profession led to a scholarship at North Carolina and ultimately a spot with the Denver Broncos as a primary-spherical decide within the 2013 draft.
His journey now consists of one other staff.
Williams turned down a Broncos’ supply to remain, agreeing to a 3-yr contract with the Tennessee Titans. Williams confirmed the deal to Denver7 on Friday night time.
Williams loved his greatest season in 2015, serving to the Broncos attain the Tremendous Bowl with a gnarly rush protection. Given extra snaps, Williams by no means discovered his traction final season as opponents rushed for one hundred thirty.three yards per recreation in comparison with eighty three the earlier yr. His departure, whereas anticipated, leaves the Broncos in search of defensive position assist after dropping out Tampa Bay for Chris Baker.
The Broncos might lose one other veteran. The Los Angeles Rams are making a robust push to signal defensive again Kayvon Wesbter, a particular groups ace the previous two seasons. Webster informed Denver7 he is planning to go to the Rams, and is ironing out the precise date. Whereas he admittedly loves paying in Denver, Webster is in search of extra enjoying time.
His teammates consider he is prepared to start out. He might discover a good touchdown spot in Los Angeles, reuniting with former Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.