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Report: OL Williams In For Visit

Posted Oct 17, 2012

As Andy Reid made clear on Tuesday, the bye week is a time for the Eagles to maximize their potential for the rest of the season. Along those lines, the team is reportedly welcoming former Chicago Bears offensive lineman Chris Williams in for a visit Wednesday.

The 14th overall pick in 2008 out of Vanderbilt, Williams started 38 games for the Bears over the last four-plus seasons. Williams, 6-6, 320, started 38 games for the Bears, split between left tackle, right tackle and left guard, where he made the majority of his starts (20). Williams was released by the Bears on Tuesday after only playing in two of the team's games this season.

"Now, I will get an opportunity to go play somewhere, and I'm excited about that," Williams said, according to the Chicago Tribune. "The Bears are a good team, they will do well and I will miss the guys. It sucks being released and that type of thing. But sitting on the bench here for the whole year wasn't going to help me in free agency. Now, I'll get a chance somewhere else."

The Eagles currently have nine offensive lineman on the active roster: Demetress Bell, Evan Mathis, Dallas Reynolds, Danny Watkins, Todd Herremans, King Dunlap, Dennis Kelly, Nate Menkin and Steve Vallos.

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