A Chris Williams might actually do some good for the Bears, after all.
No, it’s not the former first-round draft pick who arrived in Chicago with an injury problem and arms too short to be an offensive tackle.
It’s former Canadian Football League kick returner Chris Williams. According to ESPN’s Michael C. Wright, Williams is the quickest among the team’s receiving corps and seemed to justify the confidence the coaching staff placed in him as the replacement to the greatest kick returner of all time, Devin Hester, who is now in Atlanta.
With news of wide receiver and return specialist Domenik Hixon tearing his ACL, Williams’ path toward the return job (and roster spot) is more clear.
Here’s a highlight of Williams returning a punt in the CFL.