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Bears sign LB D.J. Williams

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LAKEFOREST, IL – The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with LB D.J. Williams ona one-year contract today.

        In 2013, Williams started four of six games played for the Bears at middlelinebacker, recording 39 tackles – including two sacks and two tackles forlosses – and one forced fumble before being placed on injured reserve due to apectoralis injury.       

         The 6-1, 242-pound Williams has started 119 of 133 games played in 10 seasons(2004-12) with Denver and Chicago (2013) after being selected 17th overall bythe Broncos during the 2004 NFL Draft out of the University of Miami (FL).

         He started at the weakside (39), inside (31), strongside (29) and middle (20)linebacker positions during his career, recording 855 tackles, 22.5 sacks, 14forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries, 38 pass break-ups and twointerceptions.

         He is one of eight players to record 800 tackles and 20 sacks since enteringthe league in 2004.

         In the postseason, Williams has started five of six contests, recording 32tackles, three pass break-ups and a half sack.

 

 

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