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Chicago Bears Lose MLB DJ Williams For The Year

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Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images.
Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images.

The Chicago Bears defense just lost another player for the year. MLB D.J. Williams is going to miss the remainder of the 2013 NFL season after he tore his pectoral muscle. The injury occurred when Williams was flattened by New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs. Williams will finish the year with 27 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble.

This is another big blow to Chicago’s defense. They recently lost DTs Henry Melton and Nate Collins for the season, and Bostic only compounds their issues in the front seven. Their rush defense was manhandled by a Giants team that has struggled to find any success on the ground, and it certainly doesn’t bode well for the rest of the season.

Promising rookie LB Jon Bostic is now expected to step into the starting position, and he certainly has his work cut out for him. Bostic was drafted in the second round as the successor to Hall-of-Fame bound MLB Brian Urlacher. He was expected to be eased into the position with a year or two to learn behind Williams, but he’s now being thrust into the role.