According to head coach John Fox (video), the Broncos won’t be giving many first-string reps to longtime starting linebacker D.J. Williams.
Williams, entering his ninth season with the team, will be serving a six-game suspension for ‘non-human urine’ in a required urinalysis, and who may also be dealing with the legal aftermath of a DUI. The first attempt at trying the November, 2010 DUI incident ended in a mistrial over the selection of jurors in May. The case will be retried in August.
Fox said, "We already know going in that he won’t be with the ones in games one through six, so I don’t know that he’ll get any first reps in this camp."
As things currently stand, both Wesley Woodyard and sixth-round pick Danny Trevathan are expected to compete for Williams’s reps in both the base package (Will position) and nickel package.