The Bears Beat (03.22.13): Bears sign MLB D.J. Williams to replace Urlacher

March 22nd, 2013 - 5:56 pm

The Bears agreed to terms with former Denver Broncos middle linebacker D.J. Williams on Friday to replace veteran Brian Urlacher — at least temporarily with a one-year deal. Also, Urlacher shared his thoughts and feelings on the Dan Patrick show. And the possibility that the Bears could re-sign defensive end Israel Idonije.

Bears, LB DJ Williams reach 1-year deal (The Associated Press)
Fri Mar 22 16:49:17 2013
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears agreed Friday to a one-year contract with linebacker D.J. Williams, a possible replacement …

Brian Urlacher: ‘No idea’ if I could return to Bears
Fri Mar 22 16:24:00 2013
Still disappointed about his divorce from the Chicago Bears, Brian Urlacher said Friday that he would have appreciated a phone …

Brian Urlacher: “I may play for $2 million for someone else.”
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For the record, I believe that if Brian Urlacher plays in 2013, that he’ll be closer to the Urlacher we all know, than …

Bears agree to deal with LB Williams
Fri Mar 22 15:55:06 2013
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with linebacker D.J. Williams, giving them a possible replacement …

Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens will open on the road in 2013 (Shutdown Corner)
Fri Mar 22 15:06:49 2013
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Browns sign TE Davis, CB Owens to 1-year deals (The Associated Press)
Fri Mar 22 15:04:09 2013
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have signed free agent tight end Kellen Davis and cornerback Chris Owens to one-year …

Ravens will still play on September 5, but where?
Fri Mar 22 14:39:11 2013
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Bears could kick off ’13 season with Ravens
Fri Mar 22 14:35:00 2013
The Chicago Bears could be kicking off the 2013 NFL season in the first game of the year on Thursday, Sept. 5 at Soldier …

PFT Live: Bears mishandled Urlacher situation
Fri Mar 22 14:24:07 2013
John Mullin of CSN Chicago joins Mike Florio to discuss the release of Brian Urlacher. According to Muillin, the way the …

Bears still want to re-sign Israel Idonije
Fri Mar 22 14:10:24 2013
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Chicago Bears are still looking to re-sign defensive lineman Israel Idonije, …

Dollars and sense: Contract details for Bowman, McBride
Fri Mar 22 14:09:00 2013
The Chicago Bears will save a fraction of room against the salary cap with the signings of cornerback Zack Bowman and defensive …

Urlacher would have liked call from Bears
Fri Mar 22 13:50:00 2013
CHICAGO — Free agent linebacker Brian Urlacher said Friday he would have appreciated a call from a member of the Chicago Bears …

Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers both interested in Israel Idonije
Fri Mar 22 13:39:10 2013
Ian Rapoport, reporter for NFL Network and NFL.com, tweeted earlier today in regards to Chicago Bears defensive lineman …

D.J. Williams tabbed as Brian Urlacher’s replacement, agree to 1-yr deal with Bears
Fri Mar 22 13:37:33 2013
According to Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears have come to terms with former Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams on a …

Bears sign linebacker D.J. Williams — sources
Fri Mar 22 13:33:37 2013
The Bears didn’t waste much time, agreeing to terms on a …

Brian Urlacher expected dis from Bears, says he’ll play in 2013
Fri Mar 22 13:30:38 2013
Brian Urlacher doesn’t know what his value is in a …

Bears reportedly reach one-year deal with linebacker Williams
Fri Mar 22 13:20:52 2013
The void left at linebacker when the Bears chose not to re-sign Brian Urlacher this week appears to be filled.

D.J. Williams signs 1-year contract with Chicago Bears
Fri Mar 22 13:20:00 2013
It appears the Chicago Bears have found their Brian Urlacher replacement. Former Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams has …

Chicago Bears sign former Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams
Fri Mar 22 13:15:04 2013
Per Dan Pompei, of the Chicago Tribune: Bears sign D.J. Williams, as per source. trib.in/ZhLzDo — Dan Pompei …

Bears sign D.J. Williams to replace Urlacher
Fri Mar 22 13:13:37 2013
According to Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears have signed former Broncos’ linebacker D.J. Williams to take over for …

Bears find Urlacher replacement in D.J. Williams
Fri Mar 22 13:09:30 2013
The Bears have moved quickly to find a potential replacement for Brian Urlacher. According to Dan Pompei of the Chicago …

Source: Bears sign ex-Broncos LB Williams
Fri Mar 22 12:51:18 2013
CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears signed former Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams to a one-year contract on Friday, a source …

Chicago Bears find a replacement for Urlacher
Fri Mar 22 12:44:00 2013
The Bears have their potential successor to Brian Urlacher.

Browns address tight end with Kellen Davis
Fri Mar 22 12:18:38 2013
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Report: Bears sign LB D.J. Williams
Fri Mar 22 10:32:14 2013

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Brian Urlacher: Maybe NFL teams no longer want me
Fri Mar 22 09:04:00 2013
Brian Urlacher wants to continue playing football, but the former Chicago Bears linebacker is staying honest about the fact …

March Madness 2013: Win a $100 RetailMeNot Visa Gift Card from Bear Goggles On
Fri Mar 22 07:00:00 2013
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Brian Urlacher is no longer a Chicago Bear…The 5 Stages of Grief
Fri Mar 22 05:53:24 2013
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TELANDER: With Urlacher gone, who is new face of Bears franchise?
Fri Mar 22 02:30:31 2013
Try to put a face in the Bears’ helmet, the face of …