Broncos part ways with D.J. Williams

Linebacker spent first nine seasons of his career in Denver. Joe Fortenbaugh

Print This March 11, 2013, 07:56 PM EST

Scheduled to make $6 million in 2013, linebacker D.J. Williams was viewed by the team who drafted him back in 2004 as too pricey to keep around for a tenth season.

The latest cap casualty of the 2013 offseason, Williams was released by the Broncos on Monday, as the team feels confident enough in current linebackers Wesley Woodyard, Nate Irving and Pro Bowler Von Miller to move forward sans Williams.

The 30-year-old out of Miami appeared in just seven games with Denver last season due to multiple suspensions, recording a career-low 14 tackles in the process.

Williams is now free to sign with any of the other 31 teams in the league.

In addition to dropping Williams, the Broncos also said goodbye to backup quarterback Caleb Hanie on Monday.

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