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Ryan Clady Sounds Excited About D.J. Williams' Departure in Denver

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 27:  Ryan Clady #78 of the Denver Broncos warms up before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on November 27, 2011 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Jon HeathContributor IOctober 18, 2016

Moments after the Denver Broncos released oft-troubled linebacker D.J. Williams on Monday, one of Williams' teammates, left tackle Ryan Clady, took to Facebook.

"Offseason keeps getting better and better! Makes me anxious to get back on the field," Clady posted on the popular social media platform Monday afternoon.

Clady's status may have been unrelated to Williams' release (or even in response to quarterback Caleb Hanie's release), but the dots are easily connected. Williams had a reputation of being a me-first locker room personality, making it easy to believe that he was not beloved by all of his teammates.

Since 2004, Williams has recorded over 800 tackles and 20 sacks, but his multiple DUI and PED suspensions outweighed his on-the-field contributions. Williams' self-proclaimed "Dyme Lyfe" was a turnoff for some fans and, perhaps, for some of his teammates as well.

In 2010, Williams and one of his teammates were involved in a confrontation with former Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels over wind sprints during practice, a situation that was reported to be "very heated and contentious."

Now out of Denver and a free agent, Williams is expected to draw interest from linebacker-needy teams. Meanwhile, Clady will never have to practice with him again—much to his delight.

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