When the Bears made Chris Williams the 14th overall pick of the 2008 Draft, they were looking for a starting tackle.
Williams became one, but after an injury in 2010 they moved him to left guard where he started until injuring his wrist last season. Williams may be getting another shot at his initial goal, however.
According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Williams could be moving back to tackle this offseason. He’s worked at both positions during workouts and the team has a pretty big need at tackle right now. Gabe Carimi is still recovering from knee surgery, which means the only tackles available right now are J’Marcus Webb and undrafted free agents. The Bears are much deeper at guard with Lance Louis, Chilo Rachal, Edwin Williams and Chris Spencer all able to play the position.
If Williams did make the move, he could push Webb for the starting job on the outside. Williams has made only seven starts at the position, but Webb hasn’t been consistent enough to rule out another shot for the former first-rounder.