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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' Martz needs to be more patient with ground game

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 7:03 p.m. ET
Mike Martz might be tempted to air the ball out in Week Three, considering the Packers have allowed more than 400 yards passing in each of their first two games.

Bears stock report: Week Two

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr gives his stock analysis of the Bears and identifies who, or what, is on the rise or decline following their Week Two loss to the Saints.

Report: Bears ORT Carimi dislocates right knee

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
Bears ORT Gabe Carimi suffered a dislocated right knee in Sunday's loss to the Saints and could miss up to a month.

Bears players of the week: Week Two

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr selects and offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the game for the Bears, coming off their 30-13 loss to the Saints.

Brees carries Saints to home win over Bears

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
Drew Brees threw for three touchdowns, New Orleans' defense beat up on Jay Cutler and the Saints defeated the Chicago Bears 30-13 on Sunday.

Bears-Saints prediction

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 11:26 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr makes his prediction for the outcome of Sunday's game between the Bears and Saints.

Bears-Saints matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
The Bears are going to need RB Matt Forté and the running game to have success early and try to force the Saints to be less aggressive with the blitz.

Bears fantasy report: Week Two

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 12:13 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Bears' top fantasy football options, including WR Johnny Knox, for Sunday's game against the Saints.

Bears-Saints matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 4:01 a.m. ET
The Saints will look to establish their running game using a trio of backs vs. the Bears Sunday.

Meriweather's role with Bears quickly expanding

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 10:29 p.m. ET
We were hearing that Brandon Meriweather was on the fast track to cracking the starting lineup, and an injury could speed up that process even more.

Bears-Saints matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 4:08 p.m. ET
The Bears' cover-2 defense could keep Saints TE Jimmy Graham from going off in Week Two.

Urlacher re-joins Bears, expected to play Sunday

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
Brian Urlacher re-joined the Bears at Halas Hall Thursday, according to reports, and it appears he will play Sunday against the Saints.

Five Bears questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
In this week's Five Questions, PFW publisher and editor and Bears expert Hub Arkush gives his take on Jay Cutler's decision making.

Bears-Saints matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
The Saints' offensive tackles will have their hands full Sunday when they try to protect QB Drew Brees from DE Julius Peppers.

Bears MLB Urlacher's mother passes away

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
Brian Urlacher released a statement through the Bears announcing that his mother, Lavoyda, unexpectedly passed away Monday at her home in Texas.

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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