The Bears didn’t waste any time in signing a “replacement” for Brian Urlacher. According to NFL.com, the Bears just signed former Bronco middle linebacker D.J Williams. Williams has had at least 90 combined tackles in a season from 2007-2011, but last year suspensions only let him play 7 games. So when he is not being suspended for drugs or arrested for DUI’s, he is a solid player.
According the the Chicago Tribune, the Bears signed Williams for a $900,000 base salary in an incentive loaded contract. He can make $1.75 million at the most.
In my opinion, this is a very good signing. He might not be Urlacher, but he’s shown that he is a pretty good player. The best part is that it was a cheap signing, so it isn’t a huge risk. If Williams stays out of trouble, I can see him doing very well in Chicago.
More on the new signing coming up later. Welcome aboard, D.J!