Boom Williams has found a new home.
Williams, who entered the 2017 NFL Draft as a true junior this offseason, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent in May. He stands to make base salaries of $465,000 and $555,000 over the first two years of the contract if he can make the 53-man roster, which is a longshot since he’s joining the team so late in the preseason, not to mention the Broncos have a deep backfield.
As of now, the Broncos have Jamaal Charles, C.J. Anderson, Devontae Booker, De’Angelo Henderson, Juwan Thompson and Stevan Ridley all vying for roster spots. Williams will have a tough time even cracking the practice squad with that much competition, but he’s certainly got the talent for an NFL team to at least have him on their 10-man practice squad.
Williams enjoyed a great 2016 season at Kentucky, leading the Cats with 1,170 rushing yards, making him just the ninth player in school history to surpass 1,000 yards in a season.