Eagles Bring in Former First Round Pick for Visit
Former Bears first round pick and now Free agent guard/tackle Chris Williams made a visit to the Eagles today according to CSNPhilly Eagles insider Geoff Mosher. Williams has 38 career starts under his belt — 20 at left guard.
Williams was drafted 14th overall out of Vanderbilt in 2008. The Bears tried him at left guard for two years after failing at left tackle, but threw in the towel on that project in the second half of last season. Williams has been injury prone the past two seasons, and had little career success at tackle – a position that the Eagles need help.
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Williams, has already lost out to J’Marcus Webb for the left tackle gig and now had no place to play along a Bears line that has its own issues.
“Now, I will get an opportunity to go play somewhere, and I’m excited about that,” Williams said on Tuesday shortly after collecting his belongings at Halas Hall. “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.”