Williams signs

Williams signs

Posted by Bob LeGere on Wed, 07/23/2008 - 12:58
Bears first-round draft pick Chris Williams agreed to a five-year contract around noon Wednesday, just hours before the start of the first practice of training camp at 3 p.m. Williams was the 14th overall pick in the draft, and the Bears now have all 12 draft picks signed. Williams is expected to be the opening day starter at left tackle but he must prove in training camp and the preseason that he's a better option than veteran John St. Clair, who is currently No. 1 in the depth chart. Williams appeared in 36 games at left tackle and left guard while at Vanderbilt, finishing his college career with 33 consecutive starts. In 24 starts over his final two seasons at left tackle, Williams received first team all-SEC honors as a senior and was second team as a junior. The two-time recipient of Vanderbilt’s Most Valuable Offensive Lineman Award surrendered just 2 sacks over his final two seasons.
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