Broncos Promoting QB Brett Rypien & DL DeShawn Williams To Active Roster

The Denver Broncos are promoting QB Brett Rypien to their active roster ahead of Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers, according to Mike Klis

Brett Rypien

Klis also reported that Denver has called up DL DeShawn Williams o their active roster. 

Rypien, 24, wound up going undrafted out of Boise State last year before signing a three-year, $1.755 million contract from the Broncos. Denver waived Rypien coming out of the preseason before re-signing him to their practice squad soon after. 

The Broncos promoted Rypien to their active roster in October but waived him and re-signed to their taxi squad in December. He was cut coming out of training camp before returning to the practice squad. 

During his college career at Boise State, Rypien was the MWC Offensive Player of the Year and a First-Team All-MWC selection as a senior. He threw for 13,578 yards while completing 64 percent of his passes and 90 touchdowns over the course of four seasons and 50 games.

Williams, 27, wound up signing on with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent out of Clemson back in 2015. He spent over two years in Cincinnati before signing a futures contract with the Broncos.

Unfortunately, Denver waived Williams coming out of the preseason. He had brief stints with the Dolphins and Colts before returning to the Broncos last year but was waived coming out of the preseason. 

Denver re-signed him to a one-year contract this summer but released him at the start of the season and later added him to the practice squad. 

In 2016, Williams appeared in four games for the Bengals and recorded two tackles and a half sack.

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