"He's been through a lot this year," safety Rahim Moore said. "I'm actually, as a friend, happy to see him back. He's smiling a lot more. So, it's a good thing. I know once he gets his legs back underneath him and once he gets into this mode that he was in last year, that's just another addition to our team."
Williams was allowed back to team headquarters on Oct. 16, after the six-game suspension was finished. But he has been relegated to the weight and meeting rooms and not allowed on the practice field.
With the way the team is playing — and given Fox's reluctance to define a role for him — it's hard to imagine Williams regaining a starting role right away. He knows he's got some making up to do, both on the field and in the locker room.
"When you're watching games and things happen, you wish you could be out there watching your teammates," Williams said. "But you know, I did the crime, I've got to do the time. It's over with now. Hopefully I can move on and help my team continue to keep winning."
NOTES: CB Tracy Porter, who hasn't played since Oct. 7, said doctors have cleared him and figured out the dosage on the medicine he must take to prevent another seizure. He still doesn't know if that means he'll be cleared by the team to practice or play this week. "I'm not having the any mood swings about it," Porter said. "It's just life. My spirits aren't low, my spirits are high. I'm healthy and breathing. It's all I can ask for." ... Before the Broncos picked up returner Trindon Holliday on waivers, the Houston Texans had waived or released him four times, signed him three times to their regular roster and twice more to their practice squad. "I think that's what they were trying to do again, is slide me through waivers and bring me back on the practice squad," Holliday said. "I didn't have any hard feelings toward those guys. They gave me an opportunity. I was just taking it one day at a time and waiting for the next call." Holliday has scored touchdowns on kick returns two straight weeks for Denver. ... With the third-ranked offense and sixth-ranked defense, the Broncos joined Dallas and Detroit as the only teams in the league with both units ranked in the top 10. Of those teams, Denver is the only one with a winning record.
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