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Rookie linebacker Jon Bostic looks poised to take D.J. Williams' starting job.
This might seem obvious, but if you aren't on the football field, it's hard to win a training-camp battle.
The Chicago Bears have been without starting middle linebacker D.J. Williams due to a a calf strain. His absence has opened up the door for rookie Jon Bostic to see loads of playing time.
All Bostic has done is play exceptional football and made the Bears' decision to bench him an extremely difficult one. In fact, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago believes that Bostic could potentially start in Week 1. He said:
Although the organization's original plan called for veteran D.J. Williams to start the season at middle linebacker, it's going to be difficult to move Bostic out of the spot, even if Williams returns in the next week from a severe calf injury that has sidelined him since the beginning of training camp.
If Williams can't get on the field to prove he should be the Bears' starting middle linebacker, then he will likely find himself in a backup role to start the season.