Posted July 23, 2013

Denver Broncos close to signing first-round pick Sylvester Williams

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Sylvester Williams was one of two UNC players taken in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft (Grant Halverson/Getty Images Sport)

Sylvester Williams (No. 92) was one of two UNC players taken in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. (Grant Halverson/Getty Images Sport)

The Denver Broncos are closing in on signing their first-round pick, North Carolina defensive tackle Sylvester Williams, the Denver Post reports.

Williams was the No. 28 overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft.

The deal will reportedly be four years for roughly $7.7 million, with the same $4 million signing bonus as last year’s No. 28 pick, Green Bay’s Nick Perry.

Williams played one season with the Tar Heels after transferring from a community college, finishing with 54 tackles — seven for loss — and 2.5 sacks.

“We were thrilled to death he was there by the time it got to us,” Broncos executive John Elway said at his post-draft press conference in April.

The Broncos open training camp on Thursday.


1 comments
JamesMartin
JamesMartin

4 years, 8 million. Thats much more in line with somebody who hasnt played a down and has alot to prove.
Now... the owners need to start living up to their word and paying the veterans' they money they saved on the new cheap labor rookie salaries. I've seen a little too much "make em sweat" for some of these free agents in my opinion.