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Bears bring back D.J. Williams

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D.J. Williams opened last season as the starting middle linebacker for the Bears, but his run in the job came to an early end when a torn pectoral muscle forced him to injured reserve after six games.

Williams will get another chance to make an impact on the Bears defense. The team announced that they have re-signed Williams to a one-year deal that General Manager Phil Emery hinted was coming at the combine.

“I saw a good football player,” Emery said, via the Chicago Tribune. “Saw a guy who has legitimately very good burst. Saw a player who has good instincts, gets around the ball and plays with a relentless style. We were not displeased with his effort. We were very pleased with where he was going and how he was progressing.”

Williams, who also missed time in the preseason with a calf injury, recorded¬†39 tackles, two sacks, two tackles for loss and one forced fumble in his brief time in Chicago’s lineup last season. Jon Bostic took over in the middle when Williams went down and the two will likely compete for the job again this offseason.

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4 Responses to “Bears bring back D.J. Williams”
  1. bradleymorgan35 says: Mar 12, 2014 8:54 AM

    Good player. Still want them to Draft C.J. Mosley

  2. larryboodry says: Mar 12, 2014 9:03 AM

    No surprise here, hope he can stay healthy. And Bostic is a hitter.

  3. blackandbluedivision says: Mar 12, 2014 9:18 AM

    Jon Bostic took over in the middle when Williams went down and the two will likely compete for the job again this offseason.
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    Noooo. I thought we went through this. Bears announced during their end of the year press conference that Bostic will be moving to the outside linebacker position to compete with McClellin and Khaseem Greene for that spot.

  4. majahpayne8950 says: Mar 12, 2014 9:26 AM

    Glad to have him back, now just gotta stay healthy because Bostic is not the answer at middle linebacker, he’s a strong side backer. Our future at middle linebacker is in next years draft or maybe Shea. He played some backer at boise state. Emery has a plan. Trestman has a plan. Im gonna just sit back and enjoy the ride

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