D.J. WILLIAMS NEWS

NFL Notes: Bears, Broncos, Falcons, Lions, Packers, Patriots, & Vikings

Bears Jeff Dickerson reports that the Bears have informed free agent LB D.J. Williams that they will move in a different direction, and he won’t be re-signed. Broncos Broncos re-signed LB Steven Johnson to a one-year contract. Falcons Jim Thomas mentions that the Falcons are expected to be in play on Rams free agent TE Lance Kendricks. Lions ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NFC North Free Agency Capsules

CHICAGO BEARS (5-11) UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Lance Briggs, CB Charles Tillman, S Chris Conte, LB D.J. Williams, DT Stephen Paea, C Brian De La Puente, TE Dante Rosario, WR Josh Morgan, OT Eben Britton, K Jay Feely, LS Jeremy Cain, DE Austen Lane, S Danny McCray, CB Sherrick McManis, FB Montell Owens, DE Trevor Scott, LB Darryl Sharpton, S Anthony Walters. RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL News: Chicago Bears Off-Season Preview

We here at Point Blank had such a good time working on our Super Bowl predictions with up-and-coming UTNSports.com writer Dan Morris that we thought we’d do it again. But bigger. So we’re teaming up once more to bring you the offseason needs of all 32 NFL franchises (according to us) to better prepare you for what to expect when it comes to your team. We’ll tell you how much...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

NFC North Free Agency Capsules

CHICAGO BEARS (5-11) UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Lance Briggs, CB Charles Tillman, S Chris Conte, LB D.J. Williams, DT Stephen Paea, C Brian De La Puente, QB Jimmy Clausen, TE Dante Rosario, WR Josh Morgan, OT Eben Britton, K Jay Feely, LS Jeremy Cain, DE Austen Lane, S Danny McCray, CB Sherrick McManis, FB Montell Owens, DE Trevor Scott, LB Darryl Sharpton, S Anthony Walters. RESTRICTED...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bears Have Rebuilt Quickly Before

Before addressing the dreaded “R-word” it’s important to clarify why it’s being brought up in the first place.  The Bears finished last season 5-11.  Was it all on the players?  No but teams don’t finish with those kinds of records without having issues with personnel.  In this case the Bears are simply too old.  Hub Arkus of Chicago Football put it crystal clear perspective...
Via Sports Mockery
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Starters Who Will Not Be Back in 2015

With a new general manager and coaching staff, the Chicago Bears roster could see a pretty big overhaul this offseason. Familiar faces of the organization will not be re-signed. Especially since all signs point to defensive coordinator Vic Fangio implementing a transition to a 3-4 scheme or at least a hybrid version this season for the defense. Here are five players who will not...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: Thursday 12/11

Bears Bears placed MLB D.J. Williams on season-ending injured reserve. (NFLTR) Bears signed RB/FB Montell Owens. (NFLTR) Bengals Bengals signed NT Kwame Geathers to their practice squad. Redskins Redskins placed OT Morgan Moses on season-ending injured reserve. (NFLTR) Redskins promoted RB Chris Thompson from the practice squad. Redskins signed OT Edwan Coughman to their...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears put D.J. Williams on IR, sign Montell Owens

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have placed middle linebacker D.J. Williams on injured reserve because of a neck injury and signed fullback Montell Owens. The Bears announced the moves on Thursday. Williams appeared in 12 games and recorded 73 tackles in his second season with the Bears. A 10-year veteran with an expiring contract, he joined cornerback Charles Tillman and...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Place LB D.J. Williams On I.R. & Sign RB Montell Owens

The Chicago Bears announced Thursday that they have placed veteran LB D.J. Williams on season-ending injured reserve and signed RB Montell Owens. #Bears have placed LB D.J. Williams on IR w/ neck injury & signed FB Montell Owens, a two-time Pro Bowler on special teams w/ Jaguars. — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) December 11, 2014 Williams, 32, signed a one-year, $1,268,750...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs announce roster moves

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have promoted tight end Cameron Brate from the practice squad, signed tight end D.J. Williams and waived wide receiver Marcus Thigpen. The team also signed linebacker Denicos Allen, tight end Taylor Sloat and fullback Evan Rodriguez to the practice squad, while releasing tight end Ted Bolser and cornerback Quinton Pointer from...
Via The Bay Cave
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins C Samson Satele active after listed as questionable with a hamstring injury

CHICAGO (AP) -- Linebackers Shea McClellin and D.J. Williams are active for the Chicago Bears' game against the Miami Dolphins. McClellin has been out since Week 2 with a hand injury. Williams missed last weekend's 27-13 win at Atlanta with a neck injury. Miami center Samson Satele is active after he was listed as questionable with a hamstring injury. The Dolphins' inactive list...
Via AP on Fox
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins C Samson Satele active after listed as questionable with a hamstring injury

CHICAGO (AP) -- Linebackers Shea McClellin and D.J. Williams are active for the Chicago Bears' game against the Miami Dolphins. McClellin has been out since Week 2 with a hand injury. Williams missed last weekend's 27-13 win at Atlanta with a neck injury. Miami center Samson Satele is active after he was listed as questionable with a hamstring injury. The Dolphins' inactive list...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

LB McClellin back for Bears against Dolphins

CHICAGO (AP) Linebackers Shea McClellin and D.J. Williams are active for the Chicago Bears' game against the Miami Dolphins. McClellin has been out since Week 2 with a hand injury. Williams missed last weekend's 27-13 win at Atlanta with a neck injury. Miami center Samson Satele is active after he was listed as questionable with a hamstring injury. The Dolphins' inactive list includes...
Via AP on Fox
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Lance Briggs Busts Out ‘The Carlton’ Dance

The Chicago Bears pulled off a huge, possibly game saving win, in Atlanta on Sunday afternoon. They were able to do this with three brand new starting linebackers. Lance Briggs, Shea McClellin, D.J. Williams and Jon Bostic all were out due to injury. Briggs, the team’s leader of the defensive side of the football, decided to bust a move during “The Lance Briggs Show” on Tuesday...
Via Sports Mockery
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Suddenly Looking Good At Linebacker

Many a fan were expressing doomsday scenario almost regularly about the aging  problem at linebacker for the Chicago Bears.  Has that changed?  Maybe not to everybody just yet but it’s clear that within a calendar year the situation looks considerably less dire than it did before. Phil Emery Moves Took Time To Ripen Prior to the 2013 off-season, things couldn’t have looked...
Via Sports Mockery
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears missing 4 linebackers against Falcons

ATLANTA (AP) Four Chicago linebackers - Shea McClellin, Lance Briggs, D.J. Williams and Jonathan Bostic - are inactive against the Atlanta Falcons. Briggs (rib), Williams (neck) and McClellin (hand) had been the projected starters, and their injuries leave a huge hole in the Bears' defense against Matt Ryan and the Falcons. Bostic (back) had been one of the projected replacements...
Via AP on Fox
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

This Is Why Chicago Bears Hired Reggie Herring

Last year the defense for the Chicago Bears fell apart because they couldn’t avoid numerous injuries.  It may be happening again.  With Lance Briggs and Shea McClellin already out, the team faces the prospect of also losing their other top two linebackers.  Jon Bostic has not practiced all week due to a back injury and remains questionable for the Atlanta Falcons game.  That...
Via Sports Mockery
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mel Tucker’s Innovative System

Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker has a new and innovative defensive scheme. However, of late, he has been under fire from fans. Here are some important details that fans are missing. Penalties Penalties can destroy a drive, or a game, or even a whole season. NFL referees have been calling more and more penalties over the course of the last five years. In fact, 2014...
Via Sports Mockery
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: The Mike Singletary Question

Without a doubt the name everybody wants to come save the Chicago Bears defense from mediocrity is Mike Singletary.  So what will it take for that to happen? How To Lure Him In The good news starts right off the bat when it comes to Singletary because of one simple thing.  He currently doesn’t have a coaching job in any capacity.  Instead the Hall of Fame linebacker and former...
Via Sports Mockery
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: How The 2014 Defense Sucks Less Than 2013

Fixing the defense was a primary job for the Chicago Bears front office and coaching staff.  How does the 2014 model compare to the 2013 version thus far? 2013 Bears Total Ranking – 30th Vs. Pass – 15th (233 yards per game) Vs. Run – 32nd (161 yards per game) Sacks – 32nd (31 for the season) Turnover Percentage – 6th Season-Ending Injuries – 5 It was a historic low...
Via Sports Mockery
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

A Case for the Chicago Bears Stealing Max Bullough

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...
Via Sports Mockery
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears get exposed in Seattle

It took only one half of football for the Bears to realize they can’t quite hang with the defending champs yet. The score was 31-0 in a very poor showing from the Bears. The defense particularly stood out as they couldn’t slow down Russell Wilson and the Seahwaks offense. The middle of the defense was clearly a target of Seattle’s. The area was wide open as the linebackers...
Via cover32 - Bears
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Too Soon to Judge the Defense

The defense is already hearing it about their supposed lack of progress for the Chicago Bears.  Here are some reasons why the judgment is far too early. Mel Tucker has four starting spots that need filling Hearing estimates that the Bears defenses ranks 30th thus far in the preseason has to sound depressing to fans, but the reality is this defense is still processing itself.  Coordinator...
Via Sports Mockery
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears first unofficial depth chart: surprises and smart decisions

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. Surprises  Bostic very well could take Williams’...
Via isportsweb.com
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears 2014 Linebacker Preview

Linebackers Will Prove They Are Improved in 2014By: Alex CroweThere’s no hiding the fact that linebacker was one of, if not the worst position for the Bears in 2013. Without Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs in the middle of the field, the team was left with absolutely no leadership and really not a whole lot of skill to work with in their linebacking core.So why will this be different...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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