Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams, the team’s first-round pick in 2004, has served a six-game suspension for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances via the alleged production of a non-human urine specimen. Today, he serves the third and final game of a suspension for a drunk-driving arrest.
On Monday, D.J. Williams rejoins the team.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that Williams returns with a restructured contract. Originally due to earn $5 million this year and $6 million in 2013, Klis reports that Williams will now get even less than the $2.07 million he was due to make under the prorated deal.
It’s expected that Williams will spend the first week or two getting back into shape. Since the Broncos have been thriving without him (thanks to the latest Papa John’s franchisee), anything Williams can do for the team down the stretch will be regarded as a bonus.