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Bears put LB Williams on IR, sign FB Owens


The Chicago Bears signed fullback Montell Owens and placed linebacker D.J. Williams on injured reserve with a neck injury on Thursday.

Williams started 10 games for the Bears this season and had 73 tackles, one pass breakup and two quarterback pressures. In 10 NFL seasons with the Denver Broncos and Bears, Williams has started 129 games and has 998 tackles, 22 1/2 sacks, two interceptions, 42 pass breakups, 15 forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.

Owens has 292 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 56 carries, 12 receptions for 132 yards and 74 special-teams tackles in nine seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Detroit Lions.

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