The Brian Urlacher era is officially over now that the Bears have found his temporary replacement. USA Today is reporting that the Bears have signed former Broncos middle linebacker D.J. Williams to a one year deal.
The deal gives Williams a $900,000 base salary with up to $850,000 in incentives, Williams told USA TODAY Sports’ Lindsay Jones in a text message Friday.
The 30-year-old Williams was scheduled to make $6 million in 2013 before the Broncos released him earlier this month. Williams 2012 season included two suspensions, six games for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs, and three games for an August conviction for driving while impaired.
Williams told USA TODAY Sports the Bears want him to play middle linebacker.