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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 DE McClellin aims for steady progress

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
Bears DE Shea McClellin told PFW he's no longer dealing with the effects of a concussion and is trying to get better each week.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears' skid is boosting Packers

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
The Packers have nosed back into the division lead after a victory over the Vikings and a Bears defeat at home to the Seahawks.

Thrilling win could be turning point for Wilson, Seahawks

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 11:01 p.m. ET
You can’t help but think this must be a turning point for a young Seahawks squad that finally showed some swagger away from home.

Smith sticks neck out, takes punch in Bears' loss

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
Coming off last season’s second-half collapse, the Bears are flirting with another implosion — one that could have franchise-altering consequences.

Seahawks rally for big road win over Bears

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 5:01 p.m. ET
Russell Wilson connected with Sidney Rice on a 13-yard touchdown with 7:33 left in overtime to lift the Seahawks to a wild 23-17 victory over the Bears.

Report: Vikings DE Allen fined $21,000

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Vikings DE Jared Allen was fined $21,000 for his blind-side block on Bears OG Lance Louis, according to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Bears promote LB Trahan

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
The Bears promoted LB Patrick Trahan from the practice squad to the active roster.

NFL great Jack Pardee ill with cancer

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 9:30 p.m. ET
Jack Pardee, a five-time All-Pro linebacker and an NFL coach, has been diagnosed with gall bladder cancer and has six to nine months to live.

Bears add OL Gurode, waive DT Okoye

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 6:11 p.m. ET
The Bears signed OG-C Andre Gurode on Tuesday and waived DT Amobi Okoye.

Key matchup: Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch vs. Bears run defense

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
Dan Arkush focuses on Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch vs. the Bears’ run defense Sunday at Soldier Field.

NFC North Spin cycle: Vikings can't stop Bears

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
The Bears are back in control of the NFC North after beating the Vikings soundly and watching the Giants shut down the Packers on Sunday night.

Bears place ORG Louis on I.R.

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
The Bears placed ORG Lance Louis on injured reserve with a knee injury, the team announced Monday.

Bears top Vikings but at costly price

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
The Bears made a statement in the NFC North but lost five starters in the process; the shocking number of pick-sixes in the NFL; and more observations from Week 12.

Cutler returns, Bears top Vikings

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw for 188 yards and a touchdown after missing a game because of a concussion, and the Bears got a 28-10 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.

Report: Bears QB Cutler will start vs. Vikings

Posted Nov. 24, 2012 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler has been cleared to return from the concussion he suffered in Week 10 and will start Sunday vs. the Vikings, according to a CBS report.

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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