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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 place RB Bush on I.R., re-sign RB Bell

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
The Bears placed RB Michael Bush on injured reserve with a rib injury and re-signed RB Kahlil Bell.

Bears place DT Toeaina on I.R.

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 6:31 p.m. ET
The Bears placed DT Matt Toeaina on injured reserve and elevated OT Cory Brandon to the active roster from the practice squad.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers' win has Bears on outside looking in

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
The Packers continued their dominance over the Bears, sweeping the season series and clinching first place in the NFC North.

Attention shifting to Bears GM Emery

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 10:11 a.m. ET
It may be only a couple weeks before Phil Emery makes his biggest decision yet as general manager.

Packers hang on to beat Bears, clinch division

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
The Packers clinched their second straight division crown with a 21-13 victory over their archrivals Sunday - at Soldier Field, no less.

Report: Cutler has sprained MCL

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 11 a.m. ET
Bears QB Jay Cutler has a sprained MCL, but is expected to start on Sunday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reported late Thursday evening.

Bears re-sign DT Okoye

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 11:59 a.m. ET
The Bears re-signed DT Amobi Okoye to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.

Key matchup: Packers secondary vs. Bears WR Brandon Marshall

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
PFW matches up the Packers’ secondary vs. Bears WR Brandon Marshall in the battle for first place in the NFC North this Sunday.

Bears place Gould, McManis, Steltz on I.R.

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 1:28 p.m. ET
The Bears placed PK Robbie Gould (calf), CB Sherrick McManis (knee) and S Craig Steltz (chest) on injured reserve.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers, Bears moving in opposite directions

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
The Packers overcame a slow start to beat the Lions and the Bears' slide continued as the Vikings kept their playoff hopes alive.

Peterson, Vikings run over Bears

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns and Vikings beat the free-falling Bears on Sunday.

Key matchup: Vikings QB Christian Ponder vs. Bears defense

Posted Dec. 05, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we delve into Sunday’s meeting between struggling Vikings QB Christian Ponder and a banged-up Bears defense.

Report: Bears MLB Urlacher could miss rest of regular season

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Bears LB Brian Urlacher is expected to miss the next three games with a hamstring injury, according to Chicago Tribune’s Vaughn McClure.

Bears sign LB DeCicco

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
The Bears signed LB Dom DeCicco to a two-year contract on Tuesday and waived/injured LB Patrick Trahan.

Behind scenes of a live NFL radio broadcast

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
After working in the booth during Sunday's Seahawks-Bears game, Arthur Arkush takes you behind the scenes of a national NFL radio broadcast.

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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