Wide receiver and kick returner Chris Williams worked out for the Colts, Buccaneers and Bengals recently, according to nationalfootballpost.com.
Williams, formerly of the CFL, has also spent time with the Dolphins, Browns, Saints and Bears. As a rookie in the CFL, Williams won the league's top rookie award, hauling in 70 receptions for 1,064 yards and six touchdowns.
The Bears waived receiver Chris Williams with a hamstring injury, the team announced.
Standout wideout Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) and Brandon Marshall (ankle) are not the only probables on the injury listed submitted Friday by the Bears for their Week 12 game against Tampa Bay. Defensive tackle Ego Ferguson (illness) has also received that designation.
The team has already ruled out defensive end Trevor Scott (knee), wide receiver Chris Williams (hamstring) and linebacker Darryl Sharpton (hamstring). Offensive linemen Jordan Mills (ribs)and Eben Britton (illness) are questionable, as is cornerback Demontre Hurst (knee).
The Bills have placed guard Chris Williams on IR.
Williams played the first three games this season, but suffered a knee injury. After missing the last two games, the club decided to end his season by placing him on the IR.
Bills running back Fred Jackson (ankle) and defensive tackle Kyle Williams (knee) are among the key players on both sides of the ball that have been ruled questionable for Week 6 against New England.
Jackson missed practice Friday because of an illness but is listed as questionable because of a nagging ankle injury. However, a source told ESPN he's expected to play on Sunday.
The following players have been deemed questionable by the Bills: DT Kyle Williams – knee
linebacker Nigel Bradham (knee), cornerback Ron Brooks (neck), safety Da'Norris Searcy (knee), linebacker Brandon Spikes (ribs) and safety Aaron Williams (wrist). Wide receiver Marcus Easley and guard Chris Williams were the only two players officially ruled out for the game,
The Bills have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions: defensive tackle Kyle Williams (knee), linebacker Nigel Bradham (knee), guard Chris Williams (back), wide receiver Marcus Easley (knee), cornerback Ross Cockrell, running back Bryce Brown and offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio.
Bradham and Kyle Williams were doubtful to play on the team's final injury report, and the absence of both key defenders could cause problems against the Lions offense. Easley and Chris Williams had already been ruled out Friday.
Linebacker Nigel Bradham and defensive tackle Kyle Williams are both listed as doubtful by the Bills with ankle injuries for the Week 5 game in Detroit.
Guard Chris Williams (back) and wideout Marcus Easley (knee) have both been ruled out, but the other players on their Friday injury report are probable. They include cornerback Ron Brooks (shoulder), wideouts Marquise Goodwin (concussion) and Sammy Watkins (ribs) and linebacker Randell Johnson (knee).
The Bears promoted wideout Chris Williams from the practice squad and waived receiver Rashad Ross.
The Bills have designated the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 4 battle with the Texans: wide receivers Marquise Goodwin (concussion) and Marcus Easley (knee), linebacker Randell Johnson (knee), offensive lineman Chris Williams and Cyrus Kouandjio, running back Bryce Brown and cornerback Ross Cockrell.
Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (concussion) and guard Chris Williams (back) have been downgraded to out for Week 4's matchup with the Texans, NFL.com reports.
Neither player will make the trip to Houston. Goodwin and Williams had been listed as doubtful, so their absence isn't a surprise.
Several of the premier skill position players for the Bills are listed as probable for the Sunday game in Houston. Included are quarterback EJ Manuel (abdomen), wide receivers Sammy Watkins (ribs) and Robert Woods (ankle) and running back C.J. Spiller (chest).
Also probable are cornerback Ron Brooks (illness), guard Chris Williams (back) and safety Da'Norris Searcy (ankle). Wide receiver Marcus Easley (knee) and linebacker Randell Johnson (knee) have both been ruled out while wideout Marquise Goodwin (concussion) is doubtful.
Rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins has been deemed probable by the Bills for the Sunday game against San Diego. He has practiced in full all week with a rib injury.
Also probable are defensive tackle Stefan Charles (hip), tight end Lee Smith (toe), guard Chris Williams (back) and wide receiver Robert Woods (ankle).
Linebacker Randell Johnson (knee) and safety Jonathan Meeks (neck) have been ruled out while linebacker Keith Rivers (groin) has been deemed doubtful.
The Bears announced Tuesday they promoted defensive back Isaiah Frey and wide receiver Rashad Ross from the practice squad. The team also released running back Shaun Draughn, wide receiver Chris Williams and tight end Matthew Mulligan.
The Bills starting offensive line will see its first playing time together in a game Sunday against the Bears, with Cordy Glenn, Chris Williams, Eric Wood, Erik Pears and Seantrel Henderson lining up left to right, the Buffalo News reports.
The Bills are walking into a hostile environment in Chicago, and the fact that the starting five on the offensive line didn't see any time together could make things difficult on running backs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson if the linemen suffer a communications breakdown. It also bodes well for the Chicago defense, providing an increased opportunity that a pass rusher breaks through unblocked on a missed assignment.
The Bears trimmed down their roster to 53 on Saturday, cutting the following players: WR Armanti Edwards, RB Jordan Lynch, TE Jeron Mastrud, OL Dennis Roland, OL Robert Turner, WR Josh Bellamy, C Taylor Boggs, DT Brandon Dunn, LB Jerry Franklin, G Ryan Groy, LB DeDe Lattimore, CB Al Louis-Jean, WR Dale Moss, DT Lee Pegues, DT Tracy Robertson, S Marcus Trice, WR Chris Williams, CB C.J. Wilson, OT Eben Britton, CB Kelvin Hayden, DE Austen Lane and S M.D. Jennings.
The Bills inactive list for the third preseason game against the Buccaneers Saturday featured eight names, the team announced before kickoff.
Wide receiver Sammy Watkins, defensive backs Mario Butler, Bobby Felder and Jonathan Meeks, defensive linemen Kyle Williams and Alan Branch, tight end Tony Moeaki, and offensive lineman Chris Williams were not in uniform for Saturday's game.
The following Bills were ruled as inactive for Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers: Guard Chris Williams, tight end Tony Moeaki, wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, linebacker Ty Powell, safety Jonathan Meeks and kicker Dustin Hopkins.
The Bears have unveiled a list of players that won't suit up for Thursday's preseason game against the Jaguars: Marquess Wilson, Craig Steltz, Isaiah Frey, Chris Conte, Eben Britton, Brian De La Puente, Jordan Mills, Chris Williams, Dante Rosario and Willie Young.
Bears wide receiver Chris Williams found the end zone but left Friday's preseason game with a hamstring injury, according to ESPN. Williams caught a 73-yard pass from Jimmy Clausen in the third quarter before leaving the game and not returning.
He finished the game with two catches for a team-high 78 yards and a touchdown. He was targeted three times.
The Bills signed free agent guard Chris Williams to a four-year, $13.5 million deal, including $5.5 million guaranteed, reports USA Today. Williams, 28, started every game at left guard for the Rams last season.