Williams Reunites With Martz
Those who asked for “big receivers” have been granted their desire.
After shipping tight end Greg Olsen to Carolina and allowing wide receiver/special teams contributor Rashied Davis to join division rival Detroit, the Bears made two moves to counteract Thursday’s losses on Friday.
To offset the voids left by both Olsen and Davis, the team has agreed to terms with a pair of former Dallas Cowboys’ wideouts, Roy Williams and Sam Hurd.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Williams has a deal in place with the club, and will sign once 3 p.m. CT hits today.
Williams, a seventh overall selection of the Lions in the ’04 draft, had his best season under Mike Martz’s system in 2006, when he caught 82 passes for 1,310 yards (16.0 avg) and seven touchdowns.
It was no secret the 6-foot 3, 215-pound pass catcher wanted to re-join Martz in Chicago. Hopefully, the former Texas Longhorn can bring similar production from the Motor City under Martz to the Windy City.
Hurd following: Jay Cutler will receive his second 6-foot 3 wideout, as the Bears have also agreed to ink former Cowboys’ WR Sam Hurd. According to ESPN Chicago, Hurd confirmed the news on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000. “I’m a Bear,” he said. Hurd, who attended college at Northern Illinois, is expected to contribute on special teams.
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