Well it's about time...
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Chris Williams will finally get shot in return game. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bears?src=hash">#Bears</a> promote him from practice squad and place Rashad Ross on waivers.</p>— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/BradBiggs/status/517017686266884098">September 30, 2014</a></blockquote>
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When Chris Williams was signed last year off the New Orleans Saints practice squad, the assumption was that he would get a crack at the returner job this season for the Chicago Bears. He was an electric return man and wide out in the CFL. He had 153 receptions, 2,362 yards and 17 TDs in two years up there, with a TD via a kickoff return and five TDs on punt returns.
He was hurt in the first preseason game this year, thus erasing any chance he had to win the returner job.
He was part of the final cut downs, he made it back to the practice squad, then was promoted to the active roster on September 13th, cut again on the 19th, added to the practice squad yet again, then finally brought back to the main roster today.
If 100% healthy, Williams will bring an element of speed to the offense. He's a guy the Bears could utilize with the occasional jet sweep or end around, and he definitely has the speed to occasionally take the top off a defense.
To make room for Williams, Rashad Ross was put on waivers. Ross was ineffective as a returner in his brief action.
Do you think we're finally going to see what Williams can do for the Bears' special teams?
Do you have any faith that he can bring an added dimension to the offense?