DeShawn Williams
Free agent
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1992-12-29) December 29, 1992 (age 28)
Central, South Carolina
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school:D. W. Daniel
(Central, South Carolina)
Career history
* Cincinnati Bengals ( 2015 2017)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles:2
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at

DeShawn Shamaine Williams (born December 29, 1992)[1] is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Clemson.

Professional career

Cincinnati Bengals

Williams signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent on May 8, 2015.[2] He was released by the Bengals on September 5, 2015 during final roster cuts and was signed to the practice squad the next day. He spent his entire rookie season on the practice squad.[3][4] He signed a reserve/futures contract with the Bengals on January 6, 2016.[5]

He was released by the Bengals on November 26, 2016 but was re-signed two days later.[6][7]

On September 2, 2017, Williams was waived by the Bengals and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[8][9]

Denver Broncos

On January 17, 2018, Williams signed a reserve/future contract with the Denver Broncos.[10] He was waived on September 1, 2018 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[11][12] He was released on September 11, 2018.[13]

Miami Dolphins

On October 16, 2018, Williams was signed to the Miami Dolphins practice squad.[14]. On December 5, 2018, Williams was released from the Dolphins practice squad.

Indianapolis Colts

On December 10, 2018, Williams was signed to the Indianapolis Colts practice squad.[15] He signed a reserve/future contract on January 13, 2019.[16] He was waived on April 30, 2019.[17]

Denver Broncos (second stint)

On May 13, 2019, Williams was signed by the Denver Broncos.[18] He was released on August 31, 2019.[19]


  1. DeShawn Williams. "DeShawn Williams, DT for the Cincinnati Bengals at". Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  2. Marcum, Jason; Toback, Rebecca (May 8, 2015). "Bengals announce undrafted free agents signed". Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  3. Toback, Rebecca (September 5, 2015). "Bengals roster cuts: Bengals 53-man roster 2015". Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  4. Kirkendall, Josh (September 6, 2015). "Cincinnati Bengals 2015 practice squad announced". Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  5. "After passing on Saints, DeShawn Williams bets on Bengals".
  6. Marcum, Jason (November 26, 2016). "Bengals activate Cedric Peerman, sign Tyler Ott; Derron Smith ruled out vs Ravens".
  7. Toback, Rebecca (November 28, 2016). "Bengals place cornerback Chykie Brown on Injured Reserve".
  8. Toback, Rebecca (September 2, 2017). "NFL roster cuts 2017: Cincinnati Bengals 53-man roster".
  9. Hobson, Geoff (September 3, 2017). "Elliott, DeShawn Williams return on practice squad".
  10. "Broncos sign three players to future contracts". January 17, 2018.
  11. DiLalla, Aric (September 1, 2018). "Broncos trim roster to 53 players".
  12. DiLalla, Aric (September 2, 2018). "Broncos sign nine players to practice squad".
  13. "Broncos sign S Shamarko Thomas to active roster, Niles Scott to practice squad". September 11, 2018.
  14. "Former Clemson DT signs with Dolphins". October 17, 2018.
  15. "Roster Moves: Colts Sign DT DeShawn Williams To Practice Squad". December 10, 2018.
  16. Hickey, Kevin (January 13, 2019). "Colts sign 9 players to futures contracts". Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  17. Walker, Andrew (April 30, 2019). "Colts Sign Free Agent Running Back Spencer Ware".
  18. DiLalla, Aric (May 13, 2019). "Broncos sign four players as OTAs begin".
  19. DiLalla, Aric (August 31, 2019). "Broncos make series of roster moves to reach 53-man limit".
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