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Bears OLT Williams, S Wright recovering from hamstring injuries

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By PFW staff

The Bears lost OLT Chris Williams and rookie FS Major Wright to hamstring injuries in the first quarter of their win over the Cowboys, and head coach Lovie Smith told reporters both players are being evaluated on Monday.

It's not believed that either injury is serious. Williams' injury is to his right leg, while Wright's left leg is giving him problems.

Smith said this is the first time Williams has pulled a muscle. This is third injury Wright, the team's top draft pick this year, has dealt with since training camp. He was bothered by a groin injury and then fractured his left index finger in the first preseason game, which kept him out of the next three contests.

The way we see it

The Bears did just fine without both players on Sunday, but there's no doubt they would like to have them back for Week Three vs. the Packers. Wright is rotating in at free safety and he could become the starter at the position if he can stay healthy for an extended period.

Williams has struggled at times in pass protection, and Frank Omiyale, who started at right tackle. did a nice job when he switched spots with Kevin Shaffer. Shaffer was no match for OLB DeMarcus Ware after he came on in relief of Williams on the left side.

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