Eagles Bring In OL Williams For Visit

The Eagles are bringing in former Bears offensive lineman Chris Williams for a visit Wednesday, a league source has confirmed.

Williams, a first-round pick in 2008, was cut by the Bears on Tuesday.

“Now, I will get an opportunity to go play somewhere, and I’m excited about that,” Williams told the Chicago  Tribune. “The Bears are a good team, they will do well and I will miss the guys. It sucks being released and that type of thing. But sitting on the bench here for the whole year wasn’t going to help me in free agency. Now, I’ll get a chance somewhere else.”

Williams was selected with the 14th overall pick to be an anchor at left tackle, but that never came to pass. Twenty of his 38 starts for Chicago came at left guard. The 27-year old Williams was inactive for the last two games, per the Tribune.

It is unclear exactly where the 6-6, 320-pounder out of Vanderbilt would fit in on the Eagles’ offensive front, but they are in desperate need of depth at the position.

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  • barry_nic

    May be a good move to put him back at his natural position. He was real good in college. If they sign him I hope he works out.

  • http://twitter.com/THEKID_ Mike Jehle

    One teams trash can be another teams treasure. It’s not costing the Eagles any draft picks so why not?
    The thing with Williams though was that he could never say healthy right?

  • Tyler Phillips

    I have to admit I wondered if this would happen when I saw he was cut.

    • Myke Lowery

      Lol I tweeted Tim and Sheil minutes after hearing he was cut.read he can play OT and G

  • http://www.facebook.com/mjacobs45 Matt Jacobs

    Sign him!!! He can’t possibly be worse.

  • Andy

    Does he have the kind of athleticism Howard Mudd looks for in a tackle? Seems pretty big but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a great athlete.

    • Septhinox

      He was a great athlete coming out of college. That’s why he was a 1st rd pick. He was supposed to be a cornerstone LT for a decade.

  • Mac

    My man Howie Rosman leaves no stone unturned.

  • http://twitter.com/ScottJ610 Scott J

    Why wasn’t he good enough for the Bears?