More negative news for D.J. Williams

October, 24, 2012
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Suspended Denver linebacker D.J. Williams has been sentenced to 30 days of house arrest for a drinking and driving conviction. He will serve it after the season. Williams is starting a three-game suspension from the NFL because of the conviction, his second drinking and driving conviction in seven years.

Williams just completed a six-game NFL suspension for using banned substances. He is eligible to play Nov. 18 at home against San Diego. It will be interesting to see what role Williams has when he is eligible to return. He wasn’t part of the team’s plans in training camp because of his suspension, so it might be a stretch to think he can come right in and make an impact.

In other AFC West news:

In an Insider piece, KC Joyner makes a case for Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer as a solid fantasy option.

The Raiders signed offensive lineman Jason Slowey to the practice squad. San Francisco took him in the sixth round this year. Slowey has big potential, but the Western Oregon product needs to learn the NFL game. He is worth stashing on the practice squad.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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