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Top K'Waun Williams News

  • Broncos' K'Waun Williams: Undergoes ankle surgery

    Williams underwent surgery on his left ankle Thursday, Chris Tomasson of The Denver Gazette reports.

    The expected recovery timeline of 12 weeks all but rules out the possibility of Williams returning this season, but there's good reason for optimism that he'll be ready to go again soon after the 2023 campaign wraps up. In the meantime, Fabian Moreau and Ja'Quan McMillian seem to be Denver's favored options at cornerback behind incumbent All-Pro Patrick Surtain.

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  • Broncos' K'Waun Williams: Likely done for season

    Williams (ankle) is set to have another surgery Monday and probably won't return this season, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

    Williams had ankle surgery at the end of August and was consequently placed on IR. Per Chris Tomasson of The Denver Gazette, the cornerback had been working out on a side field, but it was recently determined that he hasn't regained enough strength in his leg. That finding necessitated the need for a second surgery, which will almost certainly end Williams' season unless the Broncos are able to get into the playoffs.

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  • Broncos' K'Waun Williams: Headed to IR

    The Broncos placed Williams (ankle) on injured reserve Thursday, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports.

    Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reported Monday that Williams was set to undergo a procedure for an ankle injury he sustained in early August. The estimated recovery time is eight weeks, so it's likely that Williams will miss more than the four games required for being placed on injured reserve. The nine-year veteran out of Pittsburgh registered 44 tackles (30 solo), one sack, seven pass deflections and an interception in 14 games for the Broncos last season.

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  • Broncos' K'Waun Williams: Needs ankle surgery

    Williams (ankle) is scheduled to undergo a procedure that will sideline him an estimated eight weeks, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

    The timing of Williams' surgery forces a difficult decision on the Broncos. The 31-year-old nickelback can be carried on the initial 53-man roster, then placed on short-term IR with the chance to return down the stretch of the 2023 season; alternatively, he can be placed on season-ending IR now to free up a roster spot ahead of final cuts. In either case, losing Williams for at least the first portion of the regular season will be a notable blow to new defensive coordinator Vance Joseph's scheme.

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  • Broncos' K'Waun Williams: Suffers injury setback

    Williams is expected to undergo treatment and rehab for an ankle injury sustained last week, and his goal is to be healthy in time for Denver's regular-season opener versus the Raiders on Sept. 10, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

    Williams has been sidelined since last week due to this injury, and he recently received a second medical opinion that pushed back his timeline for a return, per Klis. The 31-year-old nickelback played a fairly significant role when healthy for Denver last season, accumulating 44 tackles, seven passes defended and one interception over 14 games. While the exact nature of this ankle issue is unclear, it's likely that Williams and the team could air on the side of caution, as he's also seen as a candidate for an even bigger role in new defensive coordinator Vance Joseph's blitz-heavy scheme.

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  • Broncos' K'Waun Williams: More blitzing opportunities ahead?

    Andrew Mason of Denver Sports believes that Williams could in for a big year under new defensive coordinator Vance Joseph.

    Williams posted 44 tackles, seven pass deflections, one interception and one sack in 14 games last season while starting in eight contests. Opposing quarterbacks posted a 69.3 rating while targeting Williams last year, which was a career best. He has 10 quarterback hits over the past four seasons, which Mason believes could translate into more opportunities in Joseph's blitz-friendly scheme. Williams provides meaningful depth to a Broncos secondary headlined by corners Patrick Surtain and Damarri Mathis and safeties Kareem Jackson and Justin Simmons.

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  • Broncos' K'Waun Williams: Done with concussion

    Williams suffered a concussion in Sunday's game against the Chargers and will not return, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

    Williams will have to finish his season on the sidelines. In his absence, Essang Bassey will likely take on a bigger role in the Broncos' secondary.

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  • Broncos' K'Waun Williams: Exits early

    Williams has left Sunday's game against the Chargers to be evaluated for a concussion.

    Williams will certainly miss the remainder of the contest if he suffered a concussion. In his absence, Essang Bassey will likely take on a larger role for the rest of the game.

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  • Broncos' K'Waun Williams: Ready for Christmas matchup

    Williams (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams.

    After being listed as questionable to suit up in Week 16 versus Los Angeles due to a lingering knee issue, Williams has ultimately received the green light to continue operating in his usual rotational cornerback role Sunday behind Patrick Surtain and Damarri Mathis.

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  • Broncos' K'Waun Williams: Questionable for Christmas Day

    Williams (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at the Rams, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

    Williams did not practice Thursday as he dealt with a lingering knee injury, though he was able to play through the same issue in Week 15, so whether he'll be available for Week 16 seems to be close to a coin-flip proposition. If Williams can't go Sunday, Essang Bassey would probably be in line for an expanded role at corner.

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  • Broncos' K'Waun Williams: DNP on Thursday

    Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett said that Williams (knee) will not participate in Thursday's practice, Jeff Legwold of reports.

    Williams missed three games in a row while dealing with a knee injury before returning Week 14 against Kansas City. The 31-year-old then played 46 defensive snaps in back-to-back games, but it appears this knee issue has continued to affect him, as he was also limited during practice Wednesday. Williams will now have one more opportunity to increase his activity before Friday's final injury report, or else he could miss Denver's game against the Rams on Christmas Day.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Paterson, NJ
Age: 32
School: Pittsburgh
Experience: 9