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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

Return to NFC title game would put Bears on uncommon ground

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 10:51 a.m. ET
Recent history has not been very kind to teams in the situation the Bears are facing this year — coming off a loss in the NFC championship game.

Bears' Cutler has to flip script

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 10:48 a.m. ET
As the NFL hits the reset button and gets back to business after a long lockout, Jay Cutler could use a fresh start of his own.

Behold the power of Mike Martz

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 10:02 a.m. ET
Based on how offensive coordinator Mike Martz's last four offenses have performed, Dan Parr says that maybe the Bears have given him too much respect.

Report: Colts add former Bears DT Harris

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 8:25 p.m. ET
The Colts have signed former Bears DT Tommie Harris to a one-year deal, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Bears re-sign TE Clark

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Tuesday that they have re-signed 12-year veteran TE Desmond Clark to a one-year deal.

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
We break down the fantasy status of Bears players with the potential to be scooped up in drafts, or monitored on the waiver wire, in this Bears fantasy focus.

Bears bring back LB Iwuh

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 9:54 p.m. ET
The Bears have reached a one-year deal with reserve linebacker and special-teams ace Brian Iwuh.

Bears replace Kreutz with C Spencer

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
The Bears have reached an agreement on a two-year deal with C Chris Spencer, a former first-round pick of the Seahawks.

Bears sign DT Okoye, RB Barber

Posted July 30, 2011 @ 9:06 p.m. ET
The Bears continue to pick up other teams discarded players, signing former Texans DT Amobi Okoye and ex-Cowboys RB Marion Barber.  

Report: Bears sign DB Graham to one-year deal

Posted July 30, 2011 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
The Bears have agreed to terms on a one-year deal to keep special-teams ace Corey Graham.

Bears announce Gholston signing, 10 others

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 8:40 p.m. ET
The Bears are hoping to salvage the career of Jets castoff Vernon Gholston, the sixth overall pick in the 2008 draft.

Bears re-sign LB Roach

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
The Bears re-signed SLB Nick Roach to a two-year deal worth about $4 million.

Bears agree to terms with Carimi

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 3:08 p.m. ET
The Bears agreed to terms with first-round OT Gabe Carimi on Friday, ensuring all five of their draft picks will be under contract for the first training-camp practice.

Bears, WR Williams close to a deal

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 9:52 a.m. ET
Constantly searching for a game-changer at wide receiver, the Bears may have finally found one in the form of former-Cowboy Roy Williams.

Texans sign Bears S Manning

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 12:34 a.m. ET
Former Bears S Danieal Manning has signed a four-year, $20 million deal with the Texans that includes $9 million guaranteed.

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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