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D.J. Williams

D.J. Williams - #58 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 242 lbs.
Birthday 07/20/1982
Birthplace Pittsburg, CA
College Miami (FL)
Years played 10
Drafted 2004, 1st round, 17th pick by Broncos

Bears sign TE Eldridge

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
The Bears signed TE Brody Eldridge to a reserve/future contract on Wednesday, the team announced.

Expanding the playoffs a bad idea

Posted Jan. 07, 2013 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
Expanded playoffs? Bad idea if the wild-card games were a clue. Plus, how Leslie Frazier and Mike Shanahan handled QB decisions.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Getting on board with Bears GM Emery

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush has a good vibe about the Bears after GM Phil Emery’s New Years’ Day press conference.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers, Vikings in, Bears left out

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
The Vikings earned a rematch with Green Bay in the wild-card playoffs but the Bears have nothing to show for 10 regular-season wins.

Bears fire Lovie Smith

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
The Bears fired head coach Lovie Smith, the team announced on Monday.

Bears hang on, defeat Lions 26-24

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw for 257 yards and a touchdown, and the Bears kept their playoff hopes alive - for now - with a 26-24 win over the Lions.

Bears add RB Unga, waive Ozougwu

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 9:59 p.m. ET
The Bears elevated RB Harvey Unga to the active roster from the practice squad and waived DE Cheta Ozougwu.

Will Bears keep Pro Bowl CB tandem together for long?

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Bears CBs Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings are not young players any more, but they are not getting any cheaper with age.

Key matchup: Bears defense vs. Lions WR Calvin Johnson

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 4:57 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we look ahead to Sunday’s meeting between the Bears and Lions.

Bears sign S Nolan

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
The Bears signed S Troy Nolan, the team announced Wednesday. Chicago had an open roster spot after waiving WR Dane Sanzenbacher. 

Bears waive WR Sanzenbacher

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 4:02 p.m. ET
The Bears waived second-year WR Dane Sanzenbacher on Monday, the team announced.

Bears LS Mannelly signs extension

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
The Bears announced a one-year extension for LS Patrick Mannelly on Monday. 

Week 17 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
Seeding is up for grabs in the AFC, while five teams fight for two spots in the NFC playoffs in Week 17.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers roll, Vikes control fate

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
The Packers might have wrapped up the North, but the Vikings' win Sunday means they control their fate in Week 17.

Bears 'D' scores twice in win over Cardinals

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 7:52 p.m. ET
Chicago's defense scored two touchdowns and the Bears beat the Cardinals 28-13 on Sunday to keep their playoff hopes alive.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 22, 2013
A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with Williams, giving them a possible replacement for Brian Urlacher.||||||| The person spoke Friday on the condition of anonymity because the signing has not been announced. The deal comes two days after the Bears said they couldn't agree on a contract with Urlacher, the eight-time Pro Bowl selection and the face of the franchise. Williams has played both middle and outside linebacker. He missed 9 games while serving a pair of NFL-mandated suspensions last season and was released by the Broncos on the eve of free agency.
Posted March 11, 2013
The Denver Broncos have released talented but Williams, who was suspended for nine games last season and lost his starting job to Wesley Woodyard.||||||| The Broncos also released third quarterback Caleb Hanie, who didn't take a single snap in his one season in Denver last year behind Peyton Manning and his backup, rookie Brock Osweiler. Williams was a first-round draft pick in 2004 out of the University of Miami. He played all of the linebacker positions for the Broncos and was the team's leading tackler during most of his nine seasons in Denver.
Posted Nov. 18, 2012
Williams and pass-rusher Elvis Dumervil are active for the Denver Broncos' game against the San Diego Chargers.||||||| Williams missed the first nine games of the season while serving two NFL-mandated suspensions that cost him about $4 million. He's expected to play in sub packages and maybe special teams.
Posted Nov. 17, 2012
Williams is on track to make his 2012 debut Sunday against San Diego after the Denver Broncos put him on their 53-man roster Saturday.||||||| Williams returned to practice this week after serving two NFL-mandated suspensions that cost him nine games and about $4 million. On Friday, coach John Fox said Williams had looked good in practice all week "and he's a guy we would definitely consider to be active for the game. " If he plays Sunday, he'll likely play in sub packages and on special teams.
Posted Nov. 13, 2012
The Denver Broncos have waived safety Duke Ihenacho, opening a roster spot that could be filled by linebacker D.J. Williams. The Broncos (6-3) can evaluate Williams over the next few days before activating him to the 53-man roster.||||||| Williams was reinstated Monday after sitting out the first nine games of the season while serving two separate NFL suspensions. He'll practice Wednesday for the first time since training camp, where he was relegated to individual drills and backup duty while the Broncos prepared his replacements for the regular season.

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