Williams standing out early in camp

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    During the first few days of Bears training camp, Chris Williams has displayed athleticism and explosiveness as both a receiver and return specialist.

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    Williams standing out early in camp

    Posted 43 minutes ago
    By Larry Mayer
    During the first few days of Bears training camp, Chris Williams has displayed athleticism and explosiveness as both a receiver and return specialist.

    Hosting several Bears teammates at his Florida home during the offseason, Brandon Marshall[​IMG] posted a video on social media of 5-foot-8 receiver Chris Williams[​IMG] dunking a basketball.

    During the first few days of training camp, Williams has displayed the same athleticism and explosiveness on the football field as both a receiver and return specialist. The former CFL star stood out in Sunday's practice, making several catches in 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills.

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    Receiver Chris Williams prepares to catch a pass during practice in Bourbonnais.
    "I only know one way to play," Williams said. "This is what I do, and I just keep playing my way. I just have to continue to get better and show progression. I want to show them that I can get better each and every day and that I can help this team."

    The Bears signed Williams prior to last year's season finale off the Saints' practice squad. Before joining New Orleans last October, he spent three seasons north of the border with the Hamilton Tiger Cats, setting a CFL record with six return touchdowns in 2012.

    "The guy can really run," said Bears special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis. "He's got experience catching balls. Even though it was in Canada, it was in game-like situations at a professional level, so that's good. That beats a rookie in my opinion. We'll see how he does when we get to the preseason games. So far I've liked what I've seen from him."

    Williams played four seasons at New Mexico State. After setting school records in 2006 with 92 receptions and 1,425 yards, he was named a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, which is presented to the nation's top receiver.

    Williams originally entered the NFL in 2009 as an undrafted free agent with the Dolphins. He also spent time on the Browns' practice squad before heading to the CFL in 2010.

    As Williams attempts to earn a roster spot with the Bears, he insists he isn't feeling any pressure.

    "There's no pressure about anything right now," Williams said. "Right now it's just about grinding it out and getting better every play and every step."​
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    Making plays at WR and in the running for KR / PR.

    Sounds more and more like he will make the team. Still early but good press.
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    And he should make the team. I don't imagine they handed him $100k bonus to leave NOLA just to see if he could do the job. Emery doesn't work like that. Try out guys don't get big signing bonuses just to show up. It's his job to lose. I'm 99.9% sure of that.
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    That would be my take as well. He'd have to either play his way out of the job, or have a better player take it from him.
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    Make up your minds quickly, we could use him. LOL
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    My minds made up already. I just wish Tonya Harding's ex was still around to knee cap Weems and send him away for good. Keeping him robs us of keeping one more young DB, RB, or LB who can play coverage and return units while he learns his position. I just can't find any real value in keeping Weems.

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