D.J. Williams is also the “lead dog” at middle linebacker right now, Marc Trestman said.
The Bears held their first rookie minicamp practice Friday.
Five the the new signees are defensive players.
Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian threw for 414 yards and four touchdowns and Christian Jones caught 13 balls for 182 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Wildcats past Illinois 37-34 Saturday in the finale for both teams.
The starting quarterback went down with a concussion on the first drive. The defense was gassed after being on the field for 99 plays.