“K is a baller, man” – The Denver Post


LONDON — Cornerback K’Waun Williams came to the sideline early in the game after breaking up an out-breaking route and had a proclamation for his teammates.

“He said, ‘Dawg, if they throw that again, I’m gonna pick it,’” safety Justin Simmons recalled after the game.

Williams delivered, intercepting a pass by Jacksonville quarterback Trevor Lawrence on an out route with 1 minute, 43 seconds, left to essentially seal Denver’s 21-17 victory here against the Jaguars.

“‘K’ is a baller, man,” Simmons said of his teammate, who has played most of the season with a cast on his right hand due to a broken thumb. … “That was, obviously, a big-time play.”

Williams, indeed, has been something of an unsung hero on a talented Broncos defense. A nickel back, he’s played nearly 75% of Denver’s defensive snaps on the season and is effective in coverage, against the run and as a blitzer.

“He’s got one arm,” head coach Nathaniel Hackett said after the game. “How you catch that, I still don’t know.”

Cushenberry injured: Denver lost center Lloyd Cushenberry to a hip injury, making him the latest in a growing group of offensive linemen to sustain injuries this year. Graham Glasgow, who played right guard early in the season in place of Quinn Meinerz, stepped in and played center the rest of the way.


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