D.J. Williams

Chris Conte. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Briggs, Conte Ruled Out Of Sunday’s Game

Danny McCray or Brock Vereen will have to step up at safety.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2014

Bears offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Bushrod A Full Participant; Briggs Still Out

The Bears’ starting offensive line practiced together for the first time since Week 1.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

Bears linebacker Shea McClellin. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: McClellin Practices In Full, But Briggs Still Out

Also, the Bears are resting Matt Forte on Wednesdays because of his heavy workload.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2014

Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Trestman Vague On Linebacker Situation Moving Forward

Khaseem Greene, Darryl Sharpton and Christian Jones impressed Sunday.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2014

Bears linebacker Lance Briggs. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears LB Lance Briggs Ruled Out For Sunday

The Bears’ linebacking corps has been hit hard by injury.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2014

Bears linebacker Lance Briggs. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Linebackers Banged Up

Briggs, Williams, Bostic and McClellin all sat out Wednesday’s practice.

CBS Chicago–10/08/2014

Bears defensive end Jared Allen. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Allen Back In Pads After Pneumonia Bout

Jared Allen lost 15 pounds with the illness but is confident he’ll play Sunday.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2014

D.J. Williams. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: D.J. Williams Talks About Dyme Lyfe Movement

Plus, the Bears need to turn it around at Soldier Field or risk missing the playoffs.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2014

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Illini Land 4-Star Recruit Jalen Coleman

Coleman is the third member of Illinois’ 2015 class.

CBS Chicago–09/23/2014

Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Bears ‘Still Growing’ Halfway Through Preseason

“You’re just trying to make sure you have more good days than bad days,” D.J. Williams says.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2014

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Bears Notes: Players Understand Friday’s Tall Task

Plus, Jay Cutler is high on the signing of wideout Santonio Holmes.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

Ka'Deem Carey. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Durkin: 5 Storylines To Watch In Bears-Eagles Preseason Opener

Keep an eye on how the reserve running backs like Ka’Deem Carey perform.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2014

Bears linebacker D.J. Williams. (Getty Images)

Report: Bears Williams Says LB Situation Wasn’t Completely Explained During Free Agency

In hindsight, D.J. Williams says he “might have looked at other situations.”

CBS Chicago–07/21/2014

Jon Bostic. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Bostic Still Prefers To Play In The Middle

Jon Bostic is getting reps at all three linebacker positions.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2014

Martellus Bennett. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Hoge’s OTAs Observations: Houston, Bennett Get Into Scuffle

Jon Bostic got quality reps Tuesday as the strong-side and weak-side linebacker spots.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2014

Bears cornerback Tim Jennings. (Getty Images)

Hoge’s OTAs Observations: Jennings Works As Nickelback

The Bears flashed some new looks on defense at Tuesday’s practice.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2014

Shea McClellin sacks Christian Ponder. (Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

McClellin: LB Is A ‘Natural Fit For Me’

Shea McClellin has actually played more linebacker in his career than defensive end.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2014

Bears general manager Phil Emery. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: It’s Fun Trying To Figure Out Phil Emery

Emery isn’t conventional, and that means his draft pick may not be either.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2014

Lamarr Houston. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Bears Offseason Notebook No. 8: Impressive Upgrade Of Pass Rushers

Members of the Bears’ new D-line had 122 disruptions last year, topping the 71 Chicago’s old core recorded.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2014

Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker.  (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Unknown Of New Defensive Toys Represents Hope For Bears Fans

Bears fans should have cautious optimism, as Phil Emery had to make moves of some sort.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2014

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