Edwin Williams CHI 6 Months
Bears released G/C Edwin Williams and waived LB Jerry Franklin.
A fill-in starter each of the past three seasons, Williams agreed to a restructured contract in May, but was made expendable by the signing of Matt Slauson and emergence of rookie Kyle Long. Williams should make himself a part of the workout circuit.
Edwin Williams CHI 10 Months
Bears G/C Edwin Williams has agreed to a restructured contract.
Williams' $715,000 base salary remains the same, but he agreed to void a $250,000 reporting bonus. He's still due a $100,000 workout bonus. A reserve interior lineman, Williams played just 168 snaps last season.
Edwin Williams CHI Dec 28 '11
Bears signed C/G Edwin Williams to a two-year extension through 2013.
Williams will wrap up this year with seven starts, all at left guard. A former undrafted free agent from Maryland, Williams has held his own in both run and pass blocking. He may be the Bears' center of the future.