Williams had four solo tackles in five games between the Bears and Buccaneers in 2018.
Williams started the season with Tampa Bay but was waived off injured reserve with a hamstring injury, only to join Chicago in mid-December. The 27-year-old heads into free agency having played minimal defensive snaps since 2016 with the Jets.
Williams signed a contract with the Bears on Wednesday, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
Williams should provide the Bears with an additional body on the back end. He played significant defensive snaps early in his career, but Williams will likely have a better chance sticking around in Chicago if he can prove to be a contributor on special teams.
Williams (hamstring) was waived with an injury settlement by the Buccaneers on Monday, according to the NFL's official transaction log.
Williams was placed on injured reserve earlier this month and has ultimately been waived by Tampa Bay. When healthy, Williams will be free to look for a depth role elsewhere in the league.
Williams (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
Williams had already been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Falcons and has been battling hamstring issues over the last few weeks. The Buccaneers signed wide receiver Freddie Martino to fill his spot int he 53-man roster.
Williams (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Williams did not participate in practice Thursday and Friday after logging a limited session Wednesday, so his Week 6 absence comes as no surprise. The Buccaneers' secondary could be thin if starters Carlton Davis (groin) and Jordan Whitehead (hamstring) can't go as well.
Williams (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.
It's obviously a step in the wrong direction for Williams, who'd been a limited participant Wednesday. The reserve cornerback is exclusively a depth option on defense, but his special teams role would have to be accounted for if he can't suit up Sunday against the Falcons.
Williams (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.
Williams worked through his hamstring issue prior to the Week 4 loss to the Bears and was ultimately a full participant in the final practice before that contest. He subsequently logged a total of 25 snaps (12 defense, 13 special teams) in that game as a depth option in the secondary. Thursday's practice report should offer further clarity on Williams' status.
Williams (hamstring) is active for Sunday's Week 4 tilt against the Bears, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
Williams was back to full practice participation Friday and will resume his role as a depth piece in the secondary against the Bears.
Williams (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Williams was upgraded to a full participant in Friday's practice after being limited Wednesday and Thursday, giving him favorable odds of being ready to suit up Sunday.
Williams (hamstring) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Steelers, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Williams was unable to participate at practice throughout the week, rendering this decision unsurprising. His absence could create an opportunity for Javien Elliott to see some action, but both players primarily just provide depth at corner.
Williams signed a contract with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Williams slots in as an experienced depth option in Tampa, having started 14 games with the Jets from 2014-16. With Brent Grimes (groin) nursing an injury, Williams could be in line for an immediate rotational role in the Buccaneers' defense.
Williams is signing a contract with the Saints, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Williams was one of the more experienced options left on the free-agent market considering he started 14 games for the Jets from 2014 to 2016. However, he's still not guaranteed a roster spot in New Orleans and will need to secure a depth role at some position in the secondary.
Williams was released by the Cardinals on Monday.
Williams was released in order to make room on the team's 90-man roster for fellow cornerback Jamar Taylor, who the Cardinals traded for Friday. Williams was fighting for a depth spot in the Cardinals' secondary but will now be a free agent in the midst of offseason programs.
Williams signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on Thursday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
Williams played 15 games in 2017 -- five with the Jets and 10 with the Texans -- logging 18 tackles and one interception. The 27-year-old veteran will spend the offseason working to earn a rotational role with the Cardinals, who are in need of cornerback help across from Pro Bowler Patrick Peterson.
Williams was claimed by the Texans on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Williams was waived by the Jets on Monday, but it didn't take long for the veteran to find a new home. Look for the four-year pro to play a reserve role with the team as he learns the defense.
Williams was released by the Jets on Monday, Ethan Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.
Despite logging 38 snaps in Sunday's win over the Browns, Williams' roster spot was apparently needed in order to activate wideout Jalin Marshall from the reserve/suspension list. The veteran cornerback, who led the team with six interceptions in 2015 and had two picks in 13 games in 2016, had fallen down the depth chart this season and didn't play on defense at all in the Jets' first four games.
Williams signed his tender with the Jets on Monday, Ethan Greenberg of the team's official site reports.
The four-year vet racked up 33 combined tackles and two interceptions one year ago. Given his production over the last two seasons and the Jets' dwindling secondary that no longer includes Darrelle Revis, Williams projects to function as one the team's primary cornerbacks heading into training camp.
Williams (ankle) is active for Monday night's game against the Colts.
Williams will make his return from a high-ankle sprain that forced him from playing in the past two games.
Williams (ankle) is questionable to play in Monday's game against the Colts, ESPN reports.
Williams has been tending to a high-ankle sprain since early November. If he's ultimately ruled out, Darryl Roberts and Juston Burris may be in line for additional snaps at corner.
Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Williams' high-ankle sprain kept him sidelined for the Jets' last game versus the Rams, and he's now slated to miss his second consecutive contest. His next chance to return will be in Week 13 against the Colts.