DeShawn Williams

Buffalo Bills, Defensive Tackle
Age: 31-208d (Dec 29, 1992)
Exp: 5 Years
Country: US
College: Clemson
Drafted: Undrafted, CIN, 2015
Agent(s): Adisa Bakari (The Sports & Entertainment Group)
2024 Cap Hit

$1,015,000

2024 Cash

$1,155,000

Career Earnings

$5,382,977

2024-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

DeShawn Williams signed a 1 year , $1,155,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including $15,000 signing bonus, $15,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,155,000. In 2024, Williams will earn a base salary of $1,125,000, a signing bonus of $15,000 and a workout bonus of $15,000, while carrying a cap hit of $1,015,000 and a dead cap value of $15,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,155,000
Average Salary:
$1,155,000
Signing Bonus:
$15,000
GTD at Sign:
$15,000
Total GTD:
$15,000
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 32 $1,015,000 0.40% $1,155,000 $1,155,000 $15,000
2025 33
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 32 $1,125,000 $15,000 $15,000 $1,015,000 0.40% $15,000
2025 33
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 32 $1,125,000 $15,000 $15,000 $1,155,000 $1,155,000 $1,155,000 $1,155,000
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2023-2023 Free Agent

DeShawn Williams signed a 1 year , $1,750,000 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including $670,000 signing bonus, $1,750,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,750,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,750,000
Average Salary:
$1,750,000
Signing Bonus:
$670,000
GTD at Sign:
$1,750,000
Total GTD:
$1,750,000
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2022-2022 Free Agent

DeShawn Williams signed a 1 year , $1,165,000 contract with the Denver Broncos, including $200,000 signing bonus, $200,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,165,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,165,000
Average Salary:
$1,165,000
Signing Bonus:
$200,000
GTD at Sign:
$200,000
Total GTD:
$200,000
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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2020-2021

DeShawn Williams signed a 2 year , $1,525,000 contract with the Denver Broncos, including an average annual salary of $762,500.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $1,525,000
Average Salary:
$762,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Free Agent:
2022 / UFA
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2019-2019

DeShawn Williams signed a 1 year , $570,000 contract with the Denver Broncos, including an average annual salary of $570,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $570,000
Average Salary:
$570,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Free Agent:
2020 / ERFA
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2019-2020

DeShawn Williams signed a 2 year , $1,230,000 contract with the Indianapolis Colts, including an average annual salary of $615,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $1,230,000
Average Salary:
$615,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Free Agent:
2021 / RFA
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2018-2018

DeShawn Williams signed a 1 year , $555,000 contract with the Denver Broncos, including an average annual salary of $555,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $555,000
Average Salary:
$555,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Free Agent:
2019 / RFA
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2016-2017

DeShawn Williams signed a 2 year , $990,000 contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, including an average annual salary of $495,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $990,000
Average Salary:
$495,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Free Agent:
2018 / ERFA
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2015-2017

DeShawn Williams signed a 3 year , $1,580,000 contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, including $5,000 signing bonus, $5,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $526,667.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $1,580,000
Average Salary:
$526,667
Signing Bonus:
$5,000
GTD at Sign:
$5,000
Total GTD:
$5,000
Free Agent:
2018 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$5,382,977

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

5 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2015 23
Retained
Retained
$112,200
$5,000
$112,200
$117,200
2016 24
Retained
Active
$291,170
$132,350
$408,370
$540,720
2017 25
Retained
$122,400
$663,120
2018 26
Retained
Retained
Retained
Retained
$38,000
$22,800
$15,200
$7,600
$701,120
$723,920
$739,120
$746,720
2020 28
Active
Retained
$846,057
$25,200
$1,592,777
$1,617,977
2021 29
Reserve
$850,000
$2,467,977
2022 30
Active
$1,165,000
$3,632,977
2023 31
Active
$1,750,000
$5,382,977
Total      
$5,382,977
$5,382,977
2024 32
Active
$1,155,000
Total
$6,537,977
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2015
23
$112,200
$5,000
$112,200
$5,000
$112,200
$117,200
2016
24
$291,170
$132,350
$291,170
$132,350
$408,370
$540,720
2017
25
$122,400
$122,400
$663,120
2018
26
$38,000
$22,800
$15,200
$7,600
$38,000
$22,800
$15,200
$7,600
$701,120
$723,920
$739,120
$746,720
2020
28
$595,590
$25,200
$250,467
$846,057
$25,200
$1,592,777
$1,617,977
2021
29
$850,000
$850,000
$2,467,977
2022
30
$965,000
$200,000
$1,165,000
$3,632,977
2023
31
$1,080,000
$670,000
$1,750,000
$5,382,977
Total
$4,257,510
$875,000
$250,467
$5,382,977
$5,382,977
2024
32
$1,125,000
$15,000
$15,000
$1,155,000
Total
$5,382,510
$890,000
$15,000
$250,467
$6,537,977

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
3 $658,120 $5,000 - - - - $663,120
1 $53,200 - - - - - $53,200
1 $22,800 - - - - - $22,800
4 $2,443,390 $200,000 - - - $250,467 $2,893,857
1 $1,080,000 $670,000 - - - - $1,750,000

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2021 DEN 17 - 18 COVID-19
  • Mar 28, 2024 Signed a 1 year $1.155 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Mar 15, 2023 Signed a 1 year $1.75 million contract with Carolina (CAR)
  • Mar 19, 2022 Signed a 1 year $1.165 million contract with Denver (DEN)
  • Sep 25, 2020 Signed to the active roster by Denver (DEN)
  • Sep 06, 2020 Signed to the practice squad by Denver (DEN)
  • Sep 05, 2020 Waived by Denver (DEN)
  • Aug 15, 2020 Signed a contract with Denver (DEN)
  • Aug 31, 2019 Waived by Denver (DEN)
  • May 13, 2019 Signed a contract with Denver (DEN)
  • Apr 30, 2019 Waived by Indianapolis (IND)
  • Jan 14, 2019 Signed a reserve/future contract with Indianapolis (IND)
  • Dec 11, 2018 Signed to the practice squad by Indianapolis (IND)
  • Nov 02, 2018 Signed to the practice squad by Miami (MIA)
  • Oct 16, 2018 Signed to the practice squad by Miami (MIA)
  • Sep 02, 2018 Signed to the practice squad by Denver (DEN)
  • Aug 31, 2018 Waived by Denver (DEN)
  • Jan 19, 2018 Signed a reserve/future contract with Denver (DEN)
  • Sep 02, 2017 Waived by Cincinnati (CIN)
  • Nov 29, 2016 Signed a contract with Cincinnati (CIN)
  • Nov 26, 2016 Waived by Cincinnati (CIN)
  • Jan 06, 2016 Signed to the active roster by Cincinnati (CIN)
  • Sep 05, 2015 Waived by Cincinnati (CIN)
  • May 03, 2015 Signed a 3 year $1.58 million contract with Cincinnati (CIN)
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sack Tackles Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted FFum Int
2023 CAR 16 9 417 42.10 1 33 13 20
2022 DEN 17 15 597 52.20 5 37 21 16
2021 DEN 15 8 386 41.00 1 39 17 22
2020 DEN 14 11 436 46.30 2 37 20 17 1
2016 CIN 4 57 5.60 1 2 1 1
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