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D.J. Williams

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Bears | Two starting spots at linebacker up for grabs

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:38:23 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs is the only linebacker assured of starting, according to the coaching staff. Briggs will start at weakside linebacker. It is expected LB D.J. Williams will win the starting job at middle linebacker, and LBs Jonathan Bostic and Shea McClellin will compete to start at strongside linebacker. It is expected Bostic will start, because he is the superior athlete, whereas McClellin could end up in some sub packages as an extra pass rusher.

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Bears | D.J. Williams leader at middle linebacker

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:17:36 -0700

Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said LB D.J. Williams is "the lead dog" at middle linebacker. Trestman said Williams has to prove he can stay healthy.

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Bears | Jonathan Bostic pushing for MLB job

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:55:14 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Jonathan Bostic is pushing LB D.J. Williams for the starting middle linebacker spot. Bostic has made a strong impression even in non-contact OTA sessions, according to sources. Bostic has played all three linebacker spots thus far.

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Bears | Bringing back D.J. Williams on one-year deal

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:21:35 -0700

The Chicago Bears will re-sign free-agent LB D.J. Williams to a one-year deal. The financial terms of the deal remain undisclosed.

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Bears | Close to deal with D.J. Williams

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:23:35 -0700

the Chicago Bears are close to re-signing free-agent LB D.J. Williams, and a deal could be reached before the start of free agency Tuesday, March 11. He likely would be the frontrunner for the starting middle linebacker job but would have to compete with LB Jonathan Bostic for the job.

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Bears | Interested in bringing D.J. Williams back

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:41:28 -0800

The Chicago Bears have expressed interest in re-signing impending free-agent LB D.J. Williams this offseason. A deal between the two sides could occur before the start of free agency.

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Bears | D.J. Williams could return

Fri, 14 Feb 2014 17:17:24 -0800

The Chicago Bears have not ruled out the possibility of re-signing impending free-agent LB D.J. Williams this offseason.

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Bears | Jonathan Bostic could move to OLB

Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:06:29 -0800

The Chicago Bears may move LB Jonathan Bostic to strongside linebacker next season if they decided to re-sign impending free-agent LB D.J. Williams.

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Bears | D.J. Williams could return

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:25:39 -0800

The Chicago Bears may be interested in re-signing impending free-agent LB D.J. Williams to an incentive-laden deal this offseason.

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Bears | D.J. Williams placed on IR

Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:43:18 -0700

The Chicago Bears placed LB D.J. Williams (pectoral) on the season-ending Injured Reserve list Friday, Oct. 18, and they promoted LB Jerry Franklin from the practice squad to the active roster in the corresponding move.

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Bears | D.J. Williams out for season

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 12:21:24 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears LB D.J. Williams (pectoral) will miss the rest of the season because of a torn pectoral muscle. Williams has been told he needs surgery to repair the injury.

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Bears | D.J. Williams may have serious injury

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:53:55 -0700

Chicago Bears LB D.J. Williams (pectoral) may be dealing with a torn pectoral muscle that would end his season. The team expects to know more on the injury in the next 24 hours. LB Jonathan Bostic replaced Williams in the team's Week 6 game Thursday, Oct. 10.

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Bears | D.J. Williams injured

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 19:30:46 -0700

Chicago Bears LB D.J. Williams (chest) suffered a chest injury Week 6 and is considered questionable to return.

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Bears | Three probable for Week 5

Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:59:02 -0700

Chicago Bears CB Sherrick McManis (quadricep) and DE Julius Peppers (chest) both fully practiced and are probable for Week 5. LB D.J. Williams (illness) was limited in practice and is probable.

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Bears | Four defensive players miss practice

Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:13:02 -0700

Chicago Bears DT Stephen Paea (toe), LB D.J. Williams (illness), CB Charles Tillman (groin, knee) and FS Anthony Walters (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 3.

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Bears | Teammate says D.J. Williams to start

Thu, 05 Sep 2013 12:55:58 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs said LB D.J. Williams (calf) will start at middle linebacker Week 1. Head coach Marc Trestman said the team has not decided if Williams or LB Jonathan Bostic will start at middle linebacker.

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Bears | D.J. Williams limited Wednesday

Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:46:41 -0700

Chicago Bears LB D.J. Williams (calf) was limited during practice Wednesday, Aug. 28.

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Bears | D.J. Williams nearing return

Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:55:59 -0700

Chicago Bears LB D.J. Williams (calf) has resumed running, as he continues to progress from a calf injury which has sidelined him for the first three preseason games. "He's day to day, but we'll see where it goes. We're optimistic he's gonna be close (to fully healthy by Week 1). It's still day to day, but there is progress," head coach Marc Trestman said Monday, Aug. 26. If Williams is unable to go, LB Jonathan Bostic might start in Week 1 at middle linebacker.

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Bears | Jonathan Bostic getting golden opportunity

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:28:15 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Jonathan Bostic has started two preseason games at middle linebacker while LB D.J. Williams (calf) is sidelined, and Bostic's chance of starting get better each day Williams remains on the shelf.

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Bears | Two remain sidelined

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 08:56:18 -0700

Chicago Bears LB D.J. Williams (calf) and OT Jonathan Scott (knee) remained sidelined for practice Monday, Aug. 19.

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Bears | Five miss practice, one returns

Mon, 12 Aug 2013 07:38:52 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion), LB D.J. Williams (calf), RB Armando Allen (undisclosed), OT Jonathan Scott (knee) and RB Harvey Unga (ribs) are out of practice Monday, Aug. 12. WR Joe Anderson (shoulder) returned to practice.

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Bears | Several miss preseason opener

Sun, 11 Aug 2013 17:02:22 -0700

Chicago Bears TE Kyle Adams (hamstring), DT Jamaal Anderson (knee), CB Kelvin Hayden (hamstring), OT Jonathan Scott (knee) , LB D.J. Williams (calf) and DE Corey Wootton (calf) were each held out of the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 9, against the Carolina Panthers due to injury.

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Bears | Two ruled out for preseason game

Thu, 08 Aug 2013 12:49:02 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion) and LB D.J. Williams (calf) will not play in the first preseason game because of injuries.

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Bears | Four sitting

Wed, 07 Aug 2013 07:23:06 -0700

Chicago Bears LB D.J. Williams (calf), WR Earl Bennett (head), OT Jonathan Scott (knee) and CB Kelvin Hayden (hamstring) are out of practice Wednesday, Aug. 7.

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Bears | Two miss practice

Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:56:33 -0700

Chicago Bears CB Kelvin Hayden (hamstring) and LB D.J. Williams (calf) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 2.

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Bears | D.J. Williams in walking boot

Thu, 01 Aug 2013 10:11:55 -0700

Chicago Bears LB D.J. Williams (calf) is in a walking boot. "I anticipate he'll be ready to go when the doctors clear him, and hopefully that will be sooner than later and that's an opportunity again for our young guys to get reps and for (defensive coordinator) Mel (Tucker) and (linebackers coach) Tim (Tibesar) to move people around and see what people can do," head coach Marc Trestman said. Rookie LB Jonathan Bostic took over for Williams at middle linebacker in practice Wednesday, July 31, and Bostic could win the starting job if Williams misses enough time.

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Bears | D.J. Williams considered week-to-week

Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:06:02 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears LB D.J. Williams (calf) suffered a calf strain during practice Wednesday, July 31, and is considered week-to-week.

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Bears | D.J. Williams carted off

Wed, 31 Jul 2013 08:11:05 -0700

Chicago Bears LB D.J. Williams (undisclosed) was carted off the field Wednesday, July 31, with an undisclosed injury.

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Bears | More on D.J. Williams

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 09:35:55 -0700

Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears LB D.J. Williams' deal has no guaranteed money. He'll have a $900,000 base salary with roster bonuses up to $750,000 if he is active for all 16 games.

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Bears | D.J. Williams, James Anderson could start

Sun, 24 Mar 2013 13:30:13 -0700

Chicago Bears LB D.J. Williams could start at middle linebacker next season while LB James Anderson could start at strongside linebacker.

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Bears | Sign D.J. Williams

Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:05:06 -0700

The Chicago Bears signed LB D.J. Williams (Broncos) to a one-year deal Friday, Mar. 22. Terms of the new contract were not disclosed.

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Raiders | Could show interest in D.J. Williams

Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:04:20 -0700

The Oakland Raiders could show interest in free-agent LB D.J. Williams (Broncos) during free agency.

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Broncos | Release D.J. Williams

Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:49:22 -0700

The Denver Broncos released LB D.J. Williams Monday, Mar. 11.

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Broncos | Expected to part ways with D.J. Williams

Sun, 03 Mar 2013 10:05:40 -0800

The Denver Broncos are expected to place LB D.J. Williams on the trading block once the new league season begins. The team is expected to release him if they are not able to trade him.

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Broncos | Can save plenty by cutting LB

Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:07:47 -0800

Denver Broncos LB D.J. Williams might be released for salary cap relief, a move the team might consider. He could carry a $1.732 million cap charge for the remaining pro-rated amount of his signing bonus, but that is a savings of $6 million over his cap charge if he is on the roster.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold

Broncos | D.J. Williams may have to take pay cut

Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:48:18 -0800

Denver Broncos LB D.J. Williams may have to take a significant pay cut in order to stay with the team. He is scheduled to make $6 million next season but was only a situational player this season.

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Broncos | Two expected to fill in

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 19:16:54 -0800

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox indicated Wednesday, Dec. 5, that LBs D.J. Williams and Danny Trevathan are likely to play in place of LB Wesley Woodyard (ankle) in Week 14 against the Oakland Raiders Thursday, Dec. 6.

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Broncos | Wesley Woodyard may miss Week 14

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 11:34:01 -0800

Denver Broncos LB Wesley Woodyard (ankle) was not participating during the media-access portion of practice and may miss the team's Week 14 game. If Woodyard is not able to play, LB D.J. Williams would take his place in the starting lineup.

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Broncos | LB shuffle in Week 13

Mon, 03 Dec 2012 21:22:30 -0800

The injury to Denver Broncos LB Wesley Woodyard (ankle) in Week 13 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers caused veteran LB Keith Brooking to stay on the field in nickel packages, and LB D.J. Williams was used in dime packages.

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Broncos | D.J. Williams has four tackles in debut

Sun, 18 Nov 2012 21:48:11 -0800

Denver Broncos LB D.J. Williams finished with four tackles, including one for loss, in his season debut in Week 11 against the San Diego Chargers. He missed the start of the season due to suspension.

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Broncos | Suspension lifted for D.J. Williams

Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:57:53 -0800

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell lifted the suspension of Denver Broncos LB D.J. Williams Monday, Nov. 12. The roster exemption for Williams expires Monday, Nov. 19.

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Broncos | D.J. Williams gets sentenced in DWAI conviction

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:14:36 -0700

Denver Broncos LB D.J. Williams got sentenced for a recent drunk driving arrest to 30 days of house arrest that will begin shortly after the Super Bowl. The judge in the case said that punishment by the NFL weighed heavily in his decision to only give Williams house arrest.

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Broncos | D.J. Williams suspended three additional games

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 14:43:46 -0700

Denver Broncos LB D.J. Williams was suspended three additional games by the NFL for a drunk driving incident that occurred last August. Williams was initially suspended six games for violating the NFL's banned substance policy.

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Broncos | D.J. Williams has suspension upheld

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:46:37 -0700

A federal appeals court has backed the NFL over the performance-enhancing drug suspension of Denver Broncos LB D.J. Williams.

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Broncos | D.J. Williams found guilty in court case

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:23:28 -0700

Denver Broncos LB D.J. Williams was found guilty of driving while ability impaired and driving without his headlights on by a jury in Denver County. Williams has already been suspended six games by the NFL and could be suspended an additional two to four games for this verdict.

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Broncos | D.J. Williams will not see much time with starters

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:31:29 -0700

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said LB D.J. Williams will not see much time with the first-team defense during training camp because he has been suspended for the first six games of the season.

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Broncos | D.J. Williams has case against league thrown out

Thu, 21 Jun 2012 16:40:47 -0700

A federal judge has thrown out Denver Broncos LB D.J. Williams' case against the NFL that would have tried to overturn his six-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Williams' attorney said he will appeal the decision.

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Broncos | D.J. Williams switching positions?

Sat, 09 Jun 2012 05:34:13 -0700

Denver Broncos LB D.J. Williams said via Twitter that head coach John Fox told him to learn a new position over the weekend. Williams is a weakside linebacker but has started at four different linebacker positions in his eight seasons with the team.

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Broncos | D.J. Williams reveals playbook via Twitter

Sat, 09 Jun 2012 05:10:46 -0700

Denver Broncos LB D.J. Williams appeared to reveal defensive formations when he sent out a picture of his digital playbook on his Twitter account Friday, June 8. The picture revealed what appeared to be six formations of one defensive play that had the label "Sink Sam 1 Tite (Formation Adjustment)." A team official reportedly contacted Williams, and the plays were deleted from the account.

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Broncos | Two no-shows at OTAs

Tue, 22 May 2012 11:33:03 -0700

Denver Broncos DT Ty Warren and LB D.J. Williams were not present at the team's organized team workouts Monday, May 21. The team is hoping Warren decides to take a pay cut, and Williams was attending his DUI case Monday.

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