Linebacker is widely considered one of, if not the biggest problem on the Chicago Bears roster. Could they infuse it with some life by swiping Max Bullough away from Houston?
D.J. Williams and Jon Bostic remain flawed in the middle
The problems for the Bears really begin and end in the middle. For all of training camp and preseason the position has been volleyed back and forth...
With just two days to go until their first preseason game of the NFL season, the Chicago Bears released their first, unofficial, depth chart of 2014. Though most of the lineup consisted of returning veterans, there were some definite surprises and a few smart decisions as the team continues to take form heading into the new season.
Bostic very well could take Williams’...
The Bears have a proud tradition at middle linebacker, with all-time greats like Dick Butkus, Mike Singletary, and Brian Urlacher at the top of the list. But the transition from Urlacher to the next generation hasn’t been seamless.
For now, a pair of candidates are vying for the starting job, and according to the officially unofficial depth chart, D.J. Williams and Jon Bostic...
The Bears have D.J. Williams and Jon Bostic listed as “co-starters” at middle linebacker. (Brad Biggs)
Shea McClellin is listed as the Bears’ starting strong-side linebacker. (Brad Biggs)
Chicago’s starting safeties are Ryan Mundy and Brock Vereen as of now. (Brad Biggs)
The Bears have Jordan Palmer listed as their No. 2 quarterback ahead of Jimmy Clausen on...
LB D.J. Williams’ stop of rookie RB Ka’Deem Carey resonated through the jam-packed stands as the Chicago Bears strapped full pads on for the first time at training camp on a warm, humid Sunday at Olivet Nazarene. Williams, who almost the entire second half of the 2013 season with a torn pectoral muscle, displayed the physical presence on this particular [...]
Posted to Chicago BearsDJ Williams is fired up for training camp, and he should be. The veteran has struggled with injury the last three seasons, but he’s ready to show Chicago what he can do.
“Personally, I feel like I’m one of the three best linebackers on this team,” Williams said, “and if I’m healthy, stay focused, do everything I’m supposed to do, I should be in...
As the Chicago Bears prepare to begin training camp, there have been rumblings about second-year linebacker Jon Bostic competing for a starting spot. The expectation shouldn’t be for him to be in competition for the job, it should be for him to win it.
After drafting Bostic, Bears general manager Phil Emery said “I felt it was very important that if we were going to take a linebacker...
While Jon Bostic is in the mix for both the strong side and middle linebacker position, the battle for MLB between D.J. Williams (who will be 32 when the season starts) and second-year man Bostic looks to be more intense than previously thought.
Bostic’s explosiveness and speed could place him as the No.1 MLB heading into 2014.
Williams was signed two days after Brian Urlacher...
Posted to Chicago BearsAccording to multiple reports out of OTAs, Jon Bostic is challenging DJ Williams for the middle linebacker position. Apparently they are already splitting reps when most expected Bostic to take a bit longer to develop.
“When Williams re-signed this March, an assumption was that the veteran was again a given as the starting middle linebacker despite missing...
In our latest national mock draft, we addressed a very realistic scenario. The Bears could trade out of the 14th pick in the first round and instead target a middle linebacker. In mock 3.0, we have the Bears trading with the Cincinnati Bengals and taking over their 24th pick. With the pick the Bears will draft Ohio St. middle linebacker Ryan Shazier.
What’s always been consistent...
Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports the Chicago Bears have re-signed middle linebacker D.J. Williams to a one-year deal.After a nine-year stay with the Denver Broncos, Williams went to the Bears via free agency in 2013 on a one-year deal to fill the void left by future hall-of-famer and fan-favorite linebacker Brian Urlacher's retirement. After missing time in the preseason...
The Chicago Bears are continuing to lock up players hitting the Free Agent market.
Emery is on a certifiable roll right now:
Williams appeared in six games for the Bears last season, starting in four of them. With two sacks, a forced fumble, and nineteen tackles, Williams was out for the season with a ruptured pectoral muscle. Turning thirty-two this season, it was rumored that...
Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Chicago Bears appear to be on the verge of re-signing LB D.J. Williams.
Wiederer adds that a deal could be finalized before the start of free agency.
According to Wiederer, Williams would become the “frontrunner” to start at middle linebacker next season.
Williams, 31, signed a one-yea deal with Chicago last season...
Simeon Wolverines Small Forward D.J. Williams, not to be confused with Chicago Bears Linebacker D.J. Williams, currently on IR, committed to the Illini this morning.
D.J. Williams the basketball player is the earliest commit in Simeon history; the first to give a verbal before his senior season. Illinois basketball coach John Groce is all about energy. He commonly references some...
The Chicago Bears lost both Lance Briggs and D.J. Williams in back to back weeks. Their linebacker core are banged up, they are falling apart left and right. Lance Briggs will be out for 4-6 weeks and D.J. Williams is gone for the year. The Bears have Jon Bostic who played pretty well, but could […]
The Bears have lost their starting middle linebacker for the rest of the year, along with their top two defensive tackles already on injured reserve. This is why why it’s even more urgent that this offense does what they’ve been counted on all year to do, develop and improve.
With news of D.J. Williams’ having season-ending pectoral injury, it means that the Bear’s middle...
CHICAGO– The injury bug continues to bite the Chicago Bears defense in a very bad way. The Bears defeated the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football, but lost linebacker D.J. Williams. According to reports, Williams is out for the season after suffering a torn pectoral in the third quarter. Williams now joins Henry Melton […]
A chest injury will keep Chicago Bears middle linebacker D.J. Williams out for the rest of the 2013 season.
Williams ruptured his left pectoral muscle tendon during Thursday’s win over the New York Giants.
Rookie Jonathan Bostic figures to start in place of Williams. The Bears had signed Williams during the offseason as a replacement for Brian Urlacher.
As you no doubt have heard, Starting Linebacker D.J. Williams is out for season. And that means the man brought in to specifically replace Brian Urlacher is himself a non-entity for 2013.
Jon Bostic is the (I can’t believe I’m actually typing this horrible shop-worn cliche but here I go) “next man in,” or “next man up” for the Bears defense.
Sorry about that. Since I’m...
The Chicago Bears say middle linebacker D.J. Williams will miss the remainder of the season because of a chest injury.
Williams ruptured his left pectoral muscle tendon during Thursday's win over the New York Giants.
Coach Marc Trestman was not sure how the injury occurred. Williams, signed in the offseason to help replace Brian Urlacher, left in the third quarter, the latest...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2013
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Bears linebacker D.J. Williams is done for the season after suffering a torn pec during Thursday night’s win over the Giants.
Source: #Bears LB DJ Williams is out for the season with a torn pec. Had stepped in and played well. Tough blow.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 11, 2013
The injury came on a play where Williams attempted...
Today the Chicago Bears found out that D.J. Williams the middle linebacker will require surgery and be lost for the remainder of the year. @JosinaAnderson: Additionally, LB D.J. Williams has been told he needs to have surgery on his torn pec. #Bears Rookie linebacker Jon Bostic from the University of Florida will be the starter […]
The Chicago Bears fear middle linebacker D.J. Williams could miss the remainder of the season because of a chest injury.
Coach Marc Trestman says ''there's certainly a chance'' Williams has a torn pectoral muscle, which would sideline him for the rest of the year. But he adds the Bears ''don't know that right now.'' Trestman says they'...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2013
Bears HC Marc Trestman told reporters on Friday that there is a chance LB D.J. Williams is done for the year, per John Mullin.
Trestman added that they should know more in the next 24-48 hours.
Williams is reportedly dealing with a pectoral injury, which is a type of injury that Trestman referred to as being “dangerous.”
Chicago turned to second-round pick Jon Bostic in...
Chicago Bears linebacker D.J. Williams left tonight’s game against the Giants with a chest injury after trying to tackle running back Brandon Jacobs.
Bears MLB D.J. Williams heading to the locker room with an apparent chest injury. Rookie Jon Bostic replaces him.
— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) October 11, 2013
Rookie Jon Bostic has replaced Williams.
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