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The Chicago Bears have terminated offensive lineman Chris Williams' contract, ending a disappointing run for the former first-round draft pick.
Williams never lived up to his billing after being taken out of Vanderbilt with the 14th overall pick in 2008. He started 20 games at left guard, 11 at right tackle and seven at left tackle but never could settle into a position thanks to injuries and poor play.
He came into training camp this year competing with J'Marcus Webb for the starting spot at left tackle but was unable to beat him out. And when the Bears signed journeyman Jonathan Scott last month, Williams' days appeared to be numbered.
Besides letting Williams go on Tuesday, the Bears also signed cornerback Zack Bowman to a one-year contract.
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The Chicago Bears have cut their former 2008 number one draft pick offensive lineman Chris Williams.
Williams came into the league with high hopes and a bucketful of potential.
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Chris Williams was drafted by the Bears 14th overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. On July 23, 2008, it was announced that he had signed a five year contract with the Bears. Williams missed the camp’s first weekend after sustaining a minor back injury.He was later diagnosed with separate injury, a herniated disc, which required minor surgery to repair.Since then Williams started the 2010...
According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Bears have terminated the contract of former first round pick Chris Williams.Williams was the 14th overall pick in the 2008 draft. He was supposed to come in and help strengthen a weak offensive line that’s still bad to this day..The Bears filled Williams’ roster spot by re-signing cornerback Zack Bowman.
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The Chicago Bears have cut their former 2008 number one draft pick offensive lineman Chris Williams.Williams came into the league with high hopes and a bucketful of potential. He has spent his time in the league under the tutelage of Mike Tice who has never been wildly successful in the league. Before taking over as [...]
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