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D.J. Williams

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Bears | Montell Owens signed

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:41:44 -0800

The Chicago Bears signed free-agent FB Montell Owens (Lions) Thursday, Dec. 11. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also placed LB D.J. Williams (neck) on the Reserve/Injured list.

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Bears | D.J. Williams leaves game

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:02:29 -0800

Chicago Bears LB D.J. Williams (undisclosed) went to the locker room in the first quarter Thursday, Dec. 4, after delivering a big hit to Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray.

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Bears | Friday injury report

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:47:35 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (ribs) and FS Chris Conte (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 17, and have been ruled out for Week 7. LB Jonathan Bostic (back) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. OT Jermon Bushrod (ankle, knee), SS Ahmad Dixon (hamstring), LB Shea McClellin (hand), CB Sherrick McManis (knee, quadriceps), OT Jordan Mills (foot) and LB D.J. Williams (neck) fully participated in practice and are listed as probable.

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Bears | Thursday practice report

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:32:18 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (ribs) and S Chris Conte (shoulder) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 16. LB Jonathan Bostic (back), S Ahmad Dixon (hamstring), OT Jordan Mills (foot) and LB D.J. Williams (neck) were limited. OT Jermon Bushrod (knee, ankle), LB Shea McClellin (hand) and CB Sherrick McManis (quadriceps, knee) participated fully.

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Bears | Wednesday practice report for Week 7

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:05:33 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (ribs) has been ruled out of the team's Week 7 game. S Chris Conte (shoulder), OT Jordan Mills (foot), DT Stephen Paea (not injury related) and LB D.J. Williams (neck) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15. LB Jon Bostic (back), OT Jermon Bushrod (knee, ankle), S Ahmad Dixon (hamstring) and CB Sherrick McManis (quadricep, knee) all were limited in practice. LB Shea McClellin (hand) fully participated in practice.

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Bears | Week 6 Inactives

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:16:37 -0700

The Chicago Bears have declared LB Jonathan Bostic, LB Lance Briggs, OT Jermon Bushrod, DB Ahmad Dixon, LB Shea McClellin, CB Sherrick McManis, LB D.J. Williams inactive for Week 6.

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Bears | One downgraded, two moves made

Sat, 11 Oct 2014 16:04:32 -0700

Chicago Bears LB D.J. Williams (neck) was downgraded to questionable for Week 6. LB Terrell Manning was promoted to the 53-man roster, and FS Shamiel Gary was waived Saturday, Oct. 11.

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Bears | Friday injury report

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:19:28 -0700

Chicago Bears C Taylor Boggs (hamstring), OT Jermon Bushrod (ankle, knee), LB Lance Briggs (ribs), LB Shea McClellin (hand) and SS Ahmad Dixon (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 10, and have been ruled out for Week 6. LB Jonathan Bostic (back) and CB Sherrick McManis (quadriceps) did not participate in practice and are listed as questionable. C Roberto Garza (ankle), DT Jeremiah Ratliff (concussion), LB D.J. Williams (neck) and FS Chris Conte (concussion) fully participated in practice and are listed as probable.

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Bears | Thursday practice report

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:26:14 -0700

Chicago Bears C Taylor Boggs (hamstring), LB Jon Bostic (back), LB Lance Briggs (ribs), OT Jermon Bushrod (knee, ankle), SS Ahmad Dixon (hamstring) and LB Shea McClellin (hand) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 9. FS Chris Conte (concussion), CB Sherrick McManis (quadriceps) and LB D.J. Williams (neck) were limited. C Roberto Garza (ankle) and DT Jeremiah Ratliff (concussion) fully participated.

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Bears | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:01:30 -0700

Chicago Bears LBs Jonathan Bostic (back), Lance Briggs (ribs), D.J. Williams (neck) and Shea McClellin (hand), OT Jermon Bushrod (knee, ankle), S Ahmad Dixon (hamstring) and C Taylor Boggs (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 8. S Chris Conte (concussion), CB Sherrick McManis (quadriceps) and DT Jeremiah Ratliff (concussion) were limited in practice. C Roberto Garza (ankle) was a full participant.

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Bears | Friday injury report

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:52:23 -0700

Chicago Bears OT Jermon Bushrod (ankle, knee), DT Jeremiah Ratliff (concussion), LB Shea McClellin (hand) and SS Ahmad Dixon (hamstring) have been ruled out for Week 5. C Roberto Garza (ankle) and CB Sherrick McManis (quadriceps) are listed as doubtful, OG Matt Slauson (ankle) is listed as questionable and DE Jared Allen (illness), LB Lance Briggs (knee), FS Chris Conte (shoulder) and LB D.J. Williams (neck) are listed as probable. Bushrod, Ratliff, McClellin and Dixon did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 3. Garza and McManis were limited during practice, while the other players fully participated in practice.

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Bears | Thursday practice report

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:03:42 -0700

Chicago Bears OT Jermon Bushrod (knee, ankle), S Ahmad Dixon (hamstring), LB Shea McClellin (hand) and DT Jeremiah Ratliff (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 2. DE Jared Allen (illness), C Roberto Garza (ankle), CB Sherrick McManis (quadriceps) and OG Matt Slauson (ankle) were limited, while LB Lance Briggs (knee), S Chris Conte (shoulder) and LB D.J. Williams (neck) practiced in full.

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Bears | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:59:59 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (knee), S Ahmad Dixon (hamstring), LB Shea McClellin (hand) and LB D.J. Williams (neck) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 1. DE Jared Allen (illness), OT Jermon Bushrod (knee), C Roberto Garza (ankle), CB Sherrick McManis (quadriceps), DT Jeremiah Ratliff (concussion) and OG Matt Slauson (ankle) were limited, while S Chris Conte (shoulder) practiced in full.

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NFL | Five clear waivers

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:11:12 -0700

Free-agent DT Anthony McCloud (Cardinals), WR Jabin Sambrano (Falcons), DT Marcus Forston (Patriots), TE D.J. Williams (Patriots) and DE James Ruffin (Buccaneers) all cleared waivers Friday, Aug. 22.

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Patriots | Nate Byham signs

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:31:18 -0700

The New England Patriots have signed free-agent TE Nate Byham (Buccaneers). Byham will likely compete with TEs Michael Hoomanawanui and D.J. Williams for a chance to back up Rob Gronkowski.

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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.

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