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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:46:41 -0700
Chicago Bears LB D.J. Williams (calf) was limited during practice Wednesday, Aug. 28.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:49:22 -0700
The Denver Broncos released LB D.J. Williams Monday, Mar. 11.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.