Chris Williams tour heads to Arizona

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They say that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and it might never be more true than when an offensive lineman hits the open market with several teams struggling to find consistently good blocking up front.

Chris Williams washed out at various spots on the line after the Bears made him a first-round pick in the 2008 draft and got released earlier this week as a result. Williams’ struggles in Chicago aren’t standing in the way of him getting looks in other places, however.

Williams visited with the Eagles on Wednesday and Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that the Cardinals will be visiting with him on Thursday. Arizona could certainly use some help on the offensive line. It’s been a need since left tackle Levi Brown went down with an injury before the season and one they haven’t been able to fill with D’Antony Batiste.¬†They’ve allowed 28 sacks in the first six weeks, a rate that will make it very hard for them to sustain a strong offensive performance if it continues.

Williams’ failure to nail down a regular spot in Chicago doesn’t give much confidence to his chance to do so in Arizona. The bar’s pretty low out in the desert these days, though, which could lead to a Williams adjusting to a warmer climate.