D.J. Williams replaces Brian Urlacher

March, 22, 2013
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We have our AFC West Brian Urlacher connection.

No, Urlacher is not close to signing with a team in the division. But a longtime AFC West figure is replacing him in Chicago.

Longtime Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams has signed a one-year deal to replace Urlacher as the Bears’ middle linebacker. He was recently cut by Denver. Williams is a versatile linebacker who has experience at middle linebacker. Williams was Denver’s first-round pick in 2004.

In other AFC West notes:

Florida defensive tackle Sharriff Floyd reportedly had a strong pro day workout Friday. He also had a strong combine. He is a possible target of Oakland with the No. 3 pick. Yes, the Raiders were at the workout.

The Kansas City Chiefs re-signed linebacker Edgar Jones. He is a backup who had 10 tackles last season.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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