Broncos not picking up fifth-year option for Sylvester Williams

The Denver Broncos aren't picking up the fifth-year option for defensive tackle tackle Sylvester Williams. Williams will be an unrestricted free agent after next season. Williams would have been due a $6.75 million base salary in 2017 guaranteed for injury only. Williams started 18 of 19 games last year, but worked mostly in the base package on first and second downs. He played 48.7 percent of the downs in the regular season and 40.2 percent of the defensive snaps in the playoffs. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.