Bears’ DJ Williams to miss rest of season

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A chest injury will keep Chicago Bears middle linebacker D.J. Williams out for the rest of the 2013 season.

Williams ruptured his left pectoral muscle tendon during Thursday’s win over the New York Giants.

Rookie Jonathan Bostic figures to start in place of Williams. The Bears had signed Williams during the offseason as a replacement for Brian Urlacher.

Even before the injury to Williams, the Bears defense has been rotating bodies into the starting lineup. Knee injuries have already forced defensive tackles Henry Melton and Nate Collins out for the season.

Williams had appeared in six games this season and had 35 tackles with two sacks.