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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

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

Free Agent Breakdown: Bears Re-Sign LB D.J. Williams

Williams signed a one-year deal and could be in line to start at middle linebacker.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2014

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

Report: Bears Nearing Deal With LB D.J. Williams

Williams played in six games before getting hurt last year.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2014

Marc Trestman.  (Michael Thomas/Getty Images)

Hoge: Everything You Need To Know From Bears’ NFL Combine Press Conferences

From Julius Peppers’ future to retaining Mel Tucker to free agency, here’s the latest Bears news.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2014

Shea McClellin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Hoge: Meet Your New Linebacker — Shea McClellin

It’s a fall-back plan, but Shea McClellin has the versatility the Bears are looking for at linebacker.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2014

Julius Peppers. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Five Pressing Bears Questions At The NFL Combine

The defensive scheme, Shea McClellin and contract negotiations will be topics of note Thursday.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2014

John Groce. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Simeon’s Williams Commits To Illinois

Illinois head basketball coach John Groce is certainly making waves in the recruiting process.


Head coach Marc Trestman of the Chicago Bears looks on against the New York Giants. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Trestman Believes Bears Have Enough Talent On Defensive Line

When you’ve lost two defensive tackles for the season and have missed a third for two straight games, it’s fair to wonder if you still have enough available talent on your defensive line.

670 The Score–10/14/2013

Charles Tillman.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Trestman Expects Tillman, Paea To Return Against Redskins

With a few extra days to rest and recuperate, Charles Tillman and Stephen Paea both should be ready to return to the lineup for the Bears’ next game against the Redskins on Sunday.


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

D.J. Williams Out For Season With Ruptured Pectoral Tendon

The Bears may have lost another key defensive player for the season.

670 The Score–10/11/2013

Reggie Bush carved up the nickel defense Sunday. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Week 4 Rewind: Should D.J. Williams Play More?

The Bears played a ton of nickel Sunday, leaving their middle linebacker off the field.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2013

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

Hoge’s Week 2 Rewind: Linebackers Shine, While Mills Regresses

Every Monday during the season, Adam Hoge reviews the game from the previous day and highlights the best and worst performances while also providing some observations.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2013

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

Hoge: Starting Mike Linebacker Job Was Always Williams’

Jon Bostic never really had a chance to start against the Bengals.

670 The Score–09/11/2013

D.J. Williams. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Briggs Says D.J. Williams Will Start

Bears head coach Marc Trestman was not ready to name his starting middle linebacker Thursday, but his defensive signal caller went ahead and did it himself.

670 The Score–09/05/2013


Hoge: Williams, Bostic Could Both Play Vs Bengals

Despite missing all four preseason games with a calf injury, all signs point to linebacker D.J. Williams playing Sunday in the regular season opener against the Bengals.


D.J. Williams. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

D.J. Williams Returns To Practice Field; Earl Bennett Works Out

The Bears got some good news Tuesday when linebacker D.J. Williams returned to the practice field for at least the limited portion open to the media.

670 The Score–08/27/2013

Jordan Mills and Kyle Long. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: ‘Close To All’ Of Bears Starters Will Sit Vs Browns

As expected, most of the Bears’ key players will not play at all Thursday night against the Browns in the preseason finale.

670 The Score–08/26/2013

Jon Bostic.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Hoge: Bostic Moving Closer To Starting Season Opener

Rookie linebacker Jon Bostic has made quite a first impression.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2013

Henry Melton. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Injury Update: Bennett, Melton Still Recovering From Concussions

Jonathan Scott and D.J. Williams sat out the limited portion of practice that was open to the media.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2013