The Bears have informed veteran middle linebacker D.J. Williams he will not return to Chicago next season, a source told ESPN on Tuesday. WIlliams' season came to an end last year after he suffereda neck injury soon after he returned from a concussion. He remains interested in resuming his playing career, and has received interest from other clubs in free agency.
A neck injury has landed Bears middle linebacker D.J. Williams on season-ending injured reserve.
Williams, who had recently returned from a concussion, started all but two games this season and finishes it having contributed to 46 tackles. He had no sacks or interceptions, however.
Bears linebacker D.J. Williams was able to return on Thursday against the Cowboys.
Williams left the game early in the first quarter, and was taken back to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion. Williams was cleared, and was able to return to the contest.
Bears linebacker D.J. Williams is being evaluated for a concussion.
Williams left the game near the end of the first quarter. He was looked at by trainers on the field, and was able to walk off. He went back to the locker room, and is currently being evaluated by the team's medical staff.
The Bears have ruled linebacker Lance Briggs (ribs) and defensive back Chris Conte (shoulder) out for Week 7 at home against Miami. Linebacker Jon Bostic, who is nursing a back injury, was the only player listed as questionable on the injury report for Chicago.
The following players have been ruled probable for Sunday: Tackle Jermon Bushrod (knee, ankle), safety Ahmad Dixon (hamstring), running back Matt Forte (not injury related), linebacker Shea McClellin (hand), cornerback Sherrick McManis (quadricep, knee), tackle Jordan Mills (foot), defensive tackle Stephen Paea (not injury related) and linebacker D.J. Williams (neck).
The Bears have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 6 matchup with the Falcons: offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod, cornerback Sherrick McManis, safety Ahmad Dixon (hamstring) and linebackers Lance Briggs (ribs), D.J. Williams (neck), Shea McClellin (hand) and Jon Bostic (back).
Williams had been listed as probable and Bostic as questionable on the team's final injury report, but they join Briggs and McClellin on the inactive list to leave the Bears without the team's top four linebackers. Cornerback Sherrick McManis (quad) is active after being listed as questionable, while safety Chris Conte (concussion), center Roberto Garza (ankle) and defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (concussion) are also active after being listed as probable.
The Bears have downgraded linebacker D.J. Williams to questionable Week 6.
Williams had been probable due to a neck injury, but his status is in danger for Sunday. The club also brought up a linebacker from the practice squad, hinting that Williams may be unable to go against the Falcons.
The Friday injury report issued by the Bears for their Week 6 game at Atlanta is headlined by the thumbs-down given to linebackers Lance Briggs (ribs) and Shea McClellin (hand). But they are not the only Chicago players ruled out.
Also red-lighted are offensive linemen Jermon Bushrod (knee/ankle) and Taylor Boggs (hamstring) and safety Ahmad Dixon (hamstring).
The questionables are linebacker Jonathan Bostic (back) and cornerback Sherrick McManis (quad). Safety Chris Conte (concussion), offensive lineman Roberto Garza (ankle), nose tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (concussion) and linebacker D.J. Williams (neck) are all probable.
As anticipated, Bears linebacker D.J. Williams has been given the thumbs-up to play in Week 5 against the Panthers. He practiced in full the last two days in overcoming a neck ailment that had him designated as probable.
The Bears have listed four players as probable for Week 5.
Jared Allen, Lance Briggs, Chris Conte and D.J. Williams should all be able to go during the contest. Allen missed last week's game due to an illness. Offensive lineman Matt Slauson is considered questionable coming into the game.
According to ESPN Boston, the following players are not expected to dress for the Patriots Friday night against Philadelphia: wide receiver Aaron Dobson, safety Tavon Wilson, safety Kanorris Davis, tight end D.J. Williams, tight end Michael Hoomanawanui, linebacker Cameron Gordon, linebacker Jerod Mayo, linebacker Ja'Gared Davis, linebacker James Anderson, center Bryan Stork, offensive tackle Chris Martin, defensive tackle Dominique Easley, wide receiver Jeremy Gallon, tight end Rob Gronkowski, defensive tackle Ben Bass, defensive tackle Jerel Worthy, defensive tackle Chris Jones, running back Tyler Gaffney, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard and defensive tackle Sealver Siliga.
Linebacker D.J. Williams will sign a one-year deal to stay with the Bears, reports ESPN. Williams, who's coming back from a torn pectoral, could start at middle linebacker.
The Patriots have ruled Chris Barker, Aaron Dobson, D.J. Williams, Jake Bequette, Isaac Sopoaga, Justin Green and Steve Beauharnais all inactive for Saturday's playoff clash against the Colts at home.
The Patriots have ruled Nate Solder, D.J. Williams, Dane Fletcher, Josh Boyce, Kenbrell Thompkins, Isaac Sopoaga and Jake Bequette all inactive for Sunday's contest at Baltimore in Week 16.
Bears LB D.J. Williams has a torn pectoral muscle, and will miss the rest of the season, according to NFL Network.
Williams left Thursday's game against the Giants with a chest injury. He'll likely be replaced by rookie Jon Bostic.
Bears linebacker D.J. Williams was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Giants in Week 6, after suffering a chest injury. He left the 27-21 win with two tackles, and was replaced by Jon Bostic.
Bears LB D.J. Williams was heavily involved against the Saints.
Williams notched 11 tackles, including 8 solo tackles. He was strong in the run game, putting up 1 tackle for loss. Williams only had 14 tackles entering Week 5. He'll take on the Giants next week.
The Bears defense should be at close to full strength in Week 5 against the Saints, based on Friday's injury report. Defensive end Julius Peppers (chest) is joined on the injury report by linebacker D.J. Williams (illness) and defensive back Sherrick McManis (shoulder), all of whom are probable to play Sunday, after getting through the week in practice.
The Jaguars' list of inactives for Week 4 against the Colts includes wide receiver Mike Brown (back), wide receiver Stephen Burton (concussion), defensive back Dwight Lowery (concussion), defensive back Dwayne Gratz (ankle), tight end D.J. Williams, defensive lineman Abry Jones and offensive lineman Austin Paszto. Williams, Jones and Paszto are all healthy scratches.
Bears linebacker D.J. Williams had a productive night against the Steelers in Week 3.
Williams sacked Ben Roethlisberger twice and forced a fumble, which was recovered by James Anderson. He totaled four tackles (three solo), two sacks, two tackles for loss and one quarterback hit in a 40-23 victory.