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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

Report: Bears trade TE Olsen to Panthers

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
A day after it was reported the Bears were actively looking to trade TE Greg Olsen, a report states that the team traded the former first-round pick to the Panthers in exchange for a draft choice.

Bears to sign TE Spaeth

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
The Bears will add another blocking tight end to their stable.

Reports: Lions agree to deal with WR Davis

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
WR Rashied Davis will remain in the NFC North, agreeing to a deal with the Lions, multiple media outlets reported.

Five Bears most impacted by the lockout

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr ranks the five Bears players most affected by the lockout, counting down from No. 5.

Reports: Bears shopping TE Olsen

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
The Bears are looking to trade TE Greg Olsen, reports indicate.

Bears find new punter, agree to deal with Podlesh

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 9:36 a.m. ET
The Bears found their replacement for P Brad Maynard, agreeing to sign former Jaguars P Adam Podlesh.

Bears training-camp schedule

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
The Bears released their full training-camp schedule Wednesday.

Bears sign rookies Enderle, Thomas

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
After agreeing to terms with 26 undrafted free agents on Monday, the Bears announced Tuesday that they have signed two of their draft picks.

Report: Vikings will sign WR Aromashodu

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 8:39 p.m. ET
The Vikings stayed in the NFC North in their hunt for more receivers, agreeing to a one-year deal with former Bears WR Devin Aromashodu.

Bears injury update

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 5:12 p.m. ET
The Bears were fortunate in 2010 when it came to keeping players healthy.

Bears agree to terms with 26 undrafted rookies

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Tuesday that they have agreed to terms with 26 undrafted rookie free agents.

NFL releases complete 2011 preseason schedule

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
The NFL released the official 2011 preseason schedule on Tuesday, finalizing times and dates for all 64 games. 

League confirms London game

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
The NFL has confirmed that the Buccaneers will host the Bears at London's Wembley Stadium in Week Seven.

Report: Bears, Maynard to part ways

Posted July 25, 2011 @ 8:44 p.m. ET
The Bears have informed P Brad Maynard that he will not be re-signed, according to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune.

Hall of Fame game canceled

Posted July 21, 2011 @ 8:40 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Thursday that the 2011 Hall of Fame game between the Bears and Rams has been canceled.

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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