Bears put D.J. Williams on IR, sign Montell Owens
The Bears announced the moves on Thursday.
Williams appeared in 12 games and recorded 73 tackles in his second season with the Bears. A 10-year veteran with an expiring contract, he joined cornerback Charles Tillman and linebacker Lance Briggs as the third opening-day defensive starter at least 32 years old to go on IR.
Owens, a two-time Pro Bowl pick on special teams, has 74 special teams tackles over nine seasons with Jacksonville (2006-12) and Detroit (2013-14). He also has 56 carries for 292 yards and three touchdowns to go with 12 receptions for 132 yards in his career.
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