Tag Archives: D.J. Williams

Bears-Browns preview: Linebackers have to step it up a notch

August 28th, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Of the three levels of the defense — line, linebackers, secondary — a team can perhaps get by best with a subpar linebacking corps on the second level. Does that make it an ideal scenario? No. Because a good defense [...]

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Bears-Jaguars preview: Key depth battles are tight, intriguing

August 14th, 2014 - 6:30 pm

No matter how many times I hear from fans that preseason games are pointless and boring, I can’t respond enough that they’re not purely for our own entertainment. Now, if you’re complaining about full-price game tickets, I can’t blame you. [...]

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Bears-Jaguars preview: McClellin, Bostic need to show progress

August 14th, 2014 - 2:30 pm

The “Release Shea McClellin” bandwagon seems to be gaining passengers at a rapid pace, but don’t expect to see general manager Phil Emery or head coach Marc Trestman aboard anytime soon. I’ll admit, I’ve been as discouraged as most that [...]

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Bears-Eagles preview: Who will win the starting middle linebacker spot: D.J. Williams or Jon Bostic?

August 8th, 2014 - 5:30 pm

When the first depth chart was released by the Bears this preseason, it listed D.J. Williams and Jon Bostic as co-starters at middle linebacker. Williams probably has the edge because of his veteran experience in the game and Bostic is [...]

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Bears-Eagles preview: Can the defensive line improve their woeful run defense?

August 8th, 2014 - 4:30 pm

To see a Bears defense rank last against the run is as bad as seeing the Green Bay Packers hoist the Lombardi Trophy after winning the Super Bowl. It’s like a punch in the gut. The Bears have long been [...]

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Tillman and Ratliff absent from OTA, Williams back

June 4th, 2014 - 10:15 am

Cornerback Charles Tillman and defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff both were absent from Tuesday’s organized team activity. These practices are voluntary, of course, so neither absence comes as a big shocker for two players who have been in the league a [...]

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D.J. Williams absent from OTA

May 28th, 2014 - 9:45 am

Veteran middle linebacker D.J. Williams was absent from Tuesday’s OTA. There was no reason disclosed for his absence, but these practices are voluntary, anyway. Typically, although a player’s presence is not required, it does them no favors to skip the [...]

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The Bears Beat (04.09.13): Bears’ Williams not trying to fill Urlacher’s shoes

April 9th, 2013 - 5:34 pm

New Bears middle linebacker D.J. Williams said he is not trying to fill the shoes of Brian Urlacher, or make fans forget about him. Also, cornerback Tim Jennings reflects on life without Urlacher and former coach Lovie Smith. And more [...]

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