Williams back, looks for role with Broncos

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Returning to a defense that didn't seem to miss him much, Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams is willing to do anything -- even play special teams -- to get back on the field after missing the first nine games of the season because of suspensions.

The ninth-year veteran, a former first-round draft pick, became eligible to regain his spot on the Denver roster Monday after missing six games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, then another three as the result of his second alcohol-related driving conviction.

The Broncos are expected to put him back on the active roster later this week. Coach John Fox said his role will be determined after coaches see Williams practice.

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