Posts tagged "D.J. Williams"

Chicago Bears quarterly review: Debunking 4-0, assessing the scene, handing out awards

Chicago Bears quarterly review: Debunking 4-0, assessing the scene, handing out awards
It’s 7:00 a.m. Friday morning and the sun is rising slowly over Chicago. Out the window on my quiet block I can see folks heading to work, or running with their dogs, but I’m inside thinking about that fire-starter Drew Brees and his band of Saints coming to Soldier Field. The Bears haven’t lost to... Read more »

Chicago Bears depth chart projection series: Linebacker

Chicago Bears depth chart projection series: Linebacker
Continuing on in our Chicago Bears depth chart projection series, we take a look at the LB position, which has been revamped this off-season: Starters Starting weak-side LB: Lance Briggs Heading into his 11th season with the Bears, Lance Briggs will being playing without his good friend Brian Urlacher manning the middle of the defense.... Read more »

Chicago Bears’ positional battles: 5 spots to keep an eye on

<strong>1. Middle Linebacker: D.J. Williams vs. Jon Bostic</strong> <br> </br> There will be a different look in the middle of the Bears’ defense this season, as Brian Urlacher will no longer be a part of it. The Bears added two new additions this off-season in D.J. Williams (pictured) via free agency and Jon Bostic in the 2nd round of the Draft. Williams is a 10-year veteran who has the speed to cover the deep middle and get sideline-to-sideline. Bostic is arguably a similar player with a little more athleticism and the ability to rush the passer. <br> </br> I feel this competition will be decided on how well Bostic performs in training camp. In rookie mini-camp, Bostic, from various reports, looked very comfortable with the defense as far as calls and knowing where to be on the field. Williams is the favorite to win the job, but Bostic has a very good shot at surpassing him by the end of training camp.
With the Chicago Bears’ OTAs in progress and training camp approaching, here’s a look at five positional battles you should keep an eye on this summer.
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Chicago Bears sign LB D.J. Williams

Chicago Bears sign LB D.J. Williams
Shortly after parting company with LBs Brian Urlacher and Nick Roach, the Chicago Bears have signed a potential replacement for either position in former Broncos’ LB D.J. Williams, according to Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune. The Bears have since confirmed the news. G.M. Phil Emery offered comment on the signing, saying, “We are happy to... Read more »