Found March 26, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears signed linebacker D.J. WIlliams, who was a free agent from the Denver Broncos coming off a 2012 season I'm sure he'd like to forget. In Williams, the Bears have signed a versatile linebacker at a low salary, and a history of off-the-field issues. Williams missed nine games in 2012 per orders of the NFL. He missed the first six weeks of the season for violating the performance enhancing drugs policy. He was suspended for providing non-human urine samples three times between August and November 2011. He missed another three games after a second DUI conviction.However, they also get a linebacker who has played middle and outside positions, made 816 tackles, 20 1/2 sacks and 13 forced fumbles during his nine-year career. At a $900,000 base salary - plus incentives that could get his pay up to $1.75 million - this signing could be the steal of this year's free agency deals. Bears general manager Phil Emery was able to get Williams at "blemished&qu...
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