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Bears find Urlacher replacement in D.J. Williams

Kansas City Chiefs v Denver Broncos

DENVER - OCTOBER 24: Linebacker D.J. Williams #55 of the Denver Broncos stretches up before taking on the Kansas City Chiefs at INVESCO Field at Mile High on November 14, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. Williams was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of drinking and driving. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** D.J. Williams

Justin Edmonds

The Bears have moved quickly to find a potential replacement for Brian Urlacher.

According to Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears have agreed to a one-year deal with former Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams.

The Broncos parted ways with Williams after a troubled season which featured a pair of suspensions, but the 30-year-old was still playing at a solid level before the trouble.

The former first-rounder could earn up to $1.75 million if he hits a number of playing time incentives and workout bonuses, but there is no guaranteed money in the deal.

That’s less than the deal Urlacher refused, creating the awkward divorce.

The Bears still need a long-term answer in the middle, but they’re no longer desperate.