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Bears add free-agent LBs: returnee D.J. Williams and Panthers’ Jordan Senn
The Bears’ thin linebacker crop gained some veteran depth Tuesday when the team signed D.J. Williams and Jordan Senn to a pair of one-year deals.
Williams, whose return seemed likely even before the start of free agency Tuesday, will compete for the team’s starting middle linebacker job. Bears general manager Phil Emery praised the 31-year-old at the NFL Combine; the team believes he had a strong season before tearing his pectoral muscle in Week 6.
Williams is the favorite to win the starting job over Jon Bostic, who will also learn the strong-side job and compete with Shea McClellin,
Senn profiles as a special teams leader. The 29-year-old captained of the Panthers’ unit in 2012. He played five seasons in Carolina after two in Indianapolis. Senn was an undrafted in 2008 out of Portland State. He could play a role similar to that of Blake Costanzo, who is now a free agent.