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Bears sign Roy Williams, Vernon Gholston

Posted on: July 29, 2011 8:30 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

People have been wondering why the Bears didn't make a splash in free agency this year. Obviously $90 million to Julius Peppers in 2010 just isn't enough commitment.

So here's some, um, news: they've now (officially) signed both Roy Williams and Vernon Gholston.

No it's not the sexiest of offseason maneuvers, but both players do have upside. Particularly Williams -- at least if you're asking Bears' coach Lovie Smith.

"Roy Williams has number one receiver skill. Devin Hester does also," said Smith, per Zach Zaidman of the Bears Radio Network. "At least about five of the guys we have right now that I know of have that type of ability."

Williams does have No. 1 receiver ability. Otherwise he wouldn't have been a No. 1 receiver on several teams and Jerry Jones wouldn't have packaged the farm to Detroit in exchange for him. Of course, if he still was a No. 1 receiver, it's a lot less likely that he would have gotten cut by the Cowboys.

And as for Gholston, well, he's clearly got upside. After all, he was selected No. 6 overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. But start to Google his name and see what the second result is (hint: it rhymes with "rust").

But it's going to take a lot for the Bears to justify to fans that his signing was their "big move" this offseason. (Though in fairness they're still working on Olin Kreutz and they did land Nick Roach and Anthony Adams. So there's that.)

The harder sell might be that Williams is the answer to their lengthy issues at wideout, even if he has played in a Mike Martz offense before.

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Bears sign Roy Williams, Vernon Gholston



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Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: July 31, 2011 12:43 am
 

Bears sign Roy Williams, Vernon Gholston

Crosby, Roy is a tall receiver that likes a QB who throws the ball up in the air and Cutler loves tall receivers to go and grab his over thrown passes. Remember Brandon Marshall? With Cutler there will always be alot of INT's, but at least Roy now gives Cutler a big target to throw to 



Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: July 31, 2011 12:14 am
 

Bears sign Roy Williams, Vernon Gholston

Anyone know the Bears' cap #? It could explain why they're taking low-rent chances on seeming busts.



Since: Feb 3, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2011 7:32 am
 

Bears sign Roy Williams, Vernon Gholston

Can someone tell me what the hell the Bears are doing?  Roy Williams is washed up, and trading Olsen for absolutely nothing is a joke!  The so called "strapped for cash" Eagles get Asomghoua (sorry about the spelling), and Cromartie....I do not get the Bears moves...



Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: July 30, 2011 6:20 am
 

Bears sign Roy Williams, Vernon Gholston

Nice pick-up by the Bears as far as receiver goes by signing Roy Williams,but I can't say the same for Gholston. He didn't pan out well while playing for the Jets,and they have a very "stout" defense just like the Bears,but I guess that we'll have to see if he can "make it happen" for the Bears. By signing Williams,that gives Cutler another target to throw the ball to,but a much bigger target!



Since: Feb 3, 2011
Posted on: July 30, 2011 5:55 am
 

Bears sign Roy Williams, Vernon Gholston

Cutler is Roy's type of QB
Huh? Isn't Williams guilty of habitually not finishing routes and isn't Cutler guilty of constantly trying to force balls into coverage? One does too little and the other does too much. I see a lot of INTs in the Bears future.


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