And just as the Bears’ offensive line was rounding into great shape, one of the five starters has been lost for the year.
The Bears also signed defensive end Chauncey Davis and released defensive end Nick Reed.
Picked as a first-rounder in 2008 with the intention of making him a left tackle, Williams has been more productive on the inside. This year’s first-round pick, tackle Gabe Carimi, hasn’t played since Week Two. Carimi underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Friday.