Roy Williams, Sam Hurd to Join Chicago Bears?
Two former Dallas Cowboys wide receivers will reportedly be making their way to the Windy City.
Several have indicated (ESPN’s Adam Schefter included) that there’s mutual interest between Roy Williams and the Bears, but, until he lands on the waiver wire today at 4pm ET, no official contact between the parties is permitted.
Sam Hurd, who was never a full-time starter in Dallas, has told ESPNDallas.com that he will be joining the Bears. He caught 45 passes for 630 yards and two touchdowns total in his four seasons in Dallas.
Williams, who was formally released Thursday, was a major bust in his two-plus seasons in Big D.
He never caught more than 38 passes in any season after being acquired from Detroit midway through the ’08 season in exchange for a first-, third- and sixth-round draft pick in the 2009 draft. The Cowboys then immediately signed Williams to a six-year, $54 million contract with a whopping $26 million guaranteed.
He was slated to be the heir apparent to Terrell Owens, but, needless to say, that never quite panned out.
More on this situation as it becomes available.
Williams has been a frustrating fantasy player in recent years, so there’s no telling how a change of scenery will affect him. In the very least, he gives Jay Cutler a big target with the potential to make things happen.
Williams is likely not worthy of being drafted until he shows that he can bring something consistent to the table.
It’s unclear what kind of role Hurd will play in Chicago, but, considering he was never even a blip on the fantasy radar during his time in Dallas, don’t expect much from him with the Bears, either.