D.J. Williams


The defense was still without Jonathan Bostic (back) and Lance Briggs (ribs), two of their top four linebackers, but the unit had Shea McClellin back on the strong-side a


The returns of Jonathan Bostic from a back strain, Lance Briggs from a rib injury suffered in Carolina and D.J.


With the return to practice of Shea McClellin from a broken hand suffered in practice before the New York Jets game, the Bears have a “problem” at linebacker.


This time a year ago, the Bears were no worse off than they were on Sunday in Atlanta.


Being without the top four linebackers on the depth chart adds a difficulty factor for the Bears’ or any defense.