Former Arkansas RB Jonathan Williams will make a nice chunk of change on the practice squad.
The Denver Broncos have signed Jonathan Williams to the practice squad, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Williams, who was waived by the Buffalo Bills during roster cuts, will make a staggering $510,o00.
Check it out:
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 5, 2017
The minimum for practice squad players is $7,200 a week, which comes out to $122,400 over the course of a 17-week season. For active players, the minimum is $465,000, so it’s pretty remarkable Williams is being paid such a sum.
Apparently other teams might have been after him:
Wow. Active minimum is $465,000. Must have had several options. Options create leverage. https://t.co/VjWzaIfEcM
— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) September 5, 2017
Williams was taken in the fifth round of last year’s draft by the Bills and played in 11 games last season, running for 94 yards and a touchdown on 27 attempts.
The Broncos’ active running back corps consists of C.J. Anderson, Jamaal Charles, Devontae Booker and rookie De’Angelo Henderson.