This is according to Brad Biggs
This is according to Brad Biggs
just another angelo 1st round bust...
Ah yes... the only "true" LT available in the draft class... what a bust... Thanks again, Angelo!
we got screwed by Den when they took Clady, and we had no 2nd option ready if that happened. We got em back later though. Sooner this team has more Emery picks and less Angelo picks the better it will be.
Still wish he had a shot for G, he did just fine for us last year prior to getting hurt.
Do not like this move. We've already guaranteed his salary, so why not at least have him as a backup. It's not like he was a lockerroom cancer.
bahhhh - Benji changed the thread title, therefore changing the tone of my response. Still not thrilled with the moves, but at least it provides some context.
Bears release 2008 first-round pick Chris Williams
Posted 18 minutes ago
By Larry Mayer
The Bears on Tuesday terminated the contract of offensive lineman Chris Williams.
Selected by the Bears with the 14th overall pick in the 2008 draft out of Vanderbilt, Williams played in 50 games with 38 starts in five seasons.
http://www.chicagobears.com/assets/i...ide_101612.jpg Chris Williams
After failing to unseat starting left tackle J'Marcus Webb in training camp, Williams appeared in the first three games of the season as a reserve. He was then deactivated against the Cowboys and Jaguars after being supplanted as the No. 3 tackle by veteran free agent acquisition Jonathan Scott.
Williams joined the Bears as a left tackle, but was moved to right tackle in 2009 after the team signed veteran free agent Orlando Pace. Williams returned to left tackle late in 2009 before being switched to left guard in 2010. He started the first nine games at left guard in 2011 before sustaining a season-ending wrist injury.
The Bears on Tuesday also re-signed cornerback Zackary Bowman to a one-year contract and terminated the practice squad contract of rookie defensive end Aston Whiteside.
Bowman was chosen by the Bears in the fifth round of the 2008 draft out of Nebraska. He appeared in 46 games with 16 starts in four seasons, registering 117 tackles, seven interceptions, seven pass breakups, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 22 special teams tackles.
Bowman left the Bears in March, signing a one-year contract with the Vikings. But he was waived Sept. 2, one day after Minnesota had reached the NFL's mandatory 53-man roster limit.
....and signed Zack Bowman.
Well, letting him go now may not have been the brightest move, but it's not like everyone didn't know it was coming. Resigning Bowman is interesting.....
How come we keep resigning our own guys? If they were so good, why did we let them go?
I think Williams gets picked up and he may even do well elsewhere depending on what they do with him.
Maybe James Brown is ready to step up from the PS to the 53 man roster. That's the only possibility I can see since this leaves us a little short of lineman again.
Writing was on the wall for CW as we all saw in advance though I'm surprised it was before the season was over (why NOW?).
I can only hope that this move means two things:
A) they are really happy with and confident in Rachal going forward at LG and
B) ditto about Scott as the backup swing tackle.
As for Bowman, I don't get the point of bringing him back at all. Another backup CB/ST guy? Wasn't that the point of getting McMannis in trade (foolishly IMO) for Clutts?
As for Brown, I read a lot about him being suited body-type-wise much more for OG than OT, so might he be activated for backup LG/OT-in-a-pinch duty? I dunno...
Btw, did any of you happen to notice that San Diego has an UNDRAFTED FREE AGENT ROOKIE starting at LT last night?