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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 announce 2011 captains

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
The Bears announced their captains for the upcoming season on Wednesday, with four of the five players who represented the team in 2010 returning to that role again.

Falcons-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
The Falcons' much hyped receiver tandem of Roddy White and Julio Jones will look to find holes in the Bears' secondary.

Bears add FB Clutts

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 9:53 a.m. ET
The Bears announced Wednesday they signed FB Tyler Clutts off the Browns' practice squad.

Falcons-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 11:44 p.m. ET
Containing Falcons DEs John Abraham and Ray Edwards will be a tough test for the Bears' young offensive tackles.

The First Fifteen: Early Week One primer

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the inaugural edition of "The First Fifteen," we look at the 15 most compelling story lines as we enter Week One.

Bears not caving to Briggs' request

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 9:41 p.m. ET
The Bears don't appear to have any interest in discussing WLB Lance Briggs' request for a new deal or permission to seek a trade.

Report: Cardinals sign ex-Bears RB Taylor

Posted Sept. 04, 2011 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Faced with a thin RB corps entering the season, the Cardinals signed recently released veteran RB Chester Taylor on Sunday, according to a league source.

Bears add secondary depth by signing Meriweather

Posted Sept. 04, 2011 @ 11:59 a.m. ET
Just one day after being released by the Patriots, Pro Bowl S Brandon Meriweather was signed on Sunday by the Bears.

Bears wrap up cuts, including RB Taylor

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 6:25 p.m. ET
The Bears got their roster down to 53 players with notable cuts being RB Chester Taylor and TE Desmond Clark.

Bears 2011 preview

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 9:05 a.m. ET
Can the Bears get back to the NFC championship game with an unproven offensive line and a thin, aging LB corps? Find out in our position-by-position preview of the team.

LB Briggs asks Bears to trade him

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
Bears Pro Bowl LB Lance Briggs told the Chicago Tribune that his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has filed a formal request with the team seeking a trade for his client.

Bears outlast Browns 24-14

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 12:11 a.m. ET
Johnny Knox made a scoring catch early on, backup QB Caleb Hanie looked sharp and the Bears closed out the preseason with a 24-14 victory over Cleveland on Thursday night.

Bears change mind on RB Taylor

Posted Aug. 29, 2011 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
RB Chester Taylor, who signed a four-year contract with the Bears in April 2010, was told he was released by the team, then informed he was still on the roster.

Report: Bears LB Briggs wants new contract

Posted Aug. 28, 2011 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Despite having three years and nearly $14.5 million remaining on his current contract, Bears LB Lance Briggs apparently is unhappy with his deal and will seek a trade following the season if he hasn't received a new contract.

Rookie has 90-yard TD as Titans edge Bears

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 11:46 p.m. ET
Seventh-round draft pick Tommie Campbell returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown, and Tennessee rallied to beat Chicago 14-13 on Saturday night.

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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