Former Cowboys and Lions wide receiver Roy Williams has agreed to terms with the Bears, according to multiple sources. Teams can’t officially sign players until 5 p.m. Central.
Williams, known for his emphatic first down gestures as a member of the rival Lions, will reunite with offensive coordinator Mike Martz, under whom Williams had his best season as a pro in 2006. Williams caught 82 passes for 1,310 yards and 7 touchdowns while playing every game that season.
The signing of Williams figures to be met with both excitement and skepticism. At 6-3, the Bears finally have a tall wide receiver for which fans have been clamoring for years. But he’s only played one full season in his career and he underachieved in his three years with the Cowboys.
Still, Jay Cutler loves tall targets as he tried to lobby for Devin Aromashodu to have a big part in the offense the past two years. Aromashodu doesn’t have half the talent Williams does, so if Cutler and Williams can get on the same page in training camp, it could mean big things for the offense this season.
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