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Chris Williams

Chris Williams - #65 - G

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 6"/ 320 lbs.
Birthday 08/26/1985
Birthplace Baton Rouge, LA
College Vanderbilt
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 1st round, 14th pick by Bears

Rams sign free-agent FS Atogwe

Posted June 23, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
The Rams’ prolonged contract impasse with starting FS O.J. Atogwe came to an abrupt halt early Wednesday afternoon when the team announced it had agreed to a multiyear deal with its most accomplished defensive playmaker.

Rams make changes in personnel department

Posted June 17, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
The Rams announced a number of changes in their personnel department Thursday, including the promotions of Mike Williams to vice president of player personnel and John Mancini to director of college scouting.

Torn triceps could end Setterstrom's season

Posted June 12, 2010 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
Rams OG Mark Setterstrom suffered a torn triceps muscle during practice at the team's minicamp Friday, head coach Steve Spagnuolo revealed Saturday. The injury comes shortly after OLT Jason Smith was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left ...

Atogwe could remain with Rams after all

Posted June 12, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
The likelihood that FS O.J. Atogwe might stick with the Rams has increased, although it remains quite possible a serious suitor could suddenly materialize in the coming days.

Report: Rams sign veteran DT Hovan

Posted June 09, 2010 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
Multiple media outlets are reporting that the Rams have beefed up their defensive line with the signing of 10th-year DT Chris Hovan, who was released by the Buccaneers in April.

Rams to retire Bruce's No. 80

Posted June 09, 2010 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
The Rams officially announced Wednesday that they will retire No. 80, the number worn by WR Isaac Bruce, during the team’s Oct. 31 home game against the Panthers.

Bruce to retire a Ram after trade

Posted June 07, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
Isaac Bruce, who spent the majority of his career in St. Louis, will retire as a Ram after being obtained in a trade with the Niners Monday afternoon.

Atogwe becomes unrestricted free agent

Posted June 02, 2010 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
FS O.J. Atogwe became an unrestricted free agent at midnight ET Tuesday after he and the Rams were unable to agree on a long-term contract and the team failed to extend a new qualifying offer, according to multiple sources.

Report: Rams trying to re-sign Atogwe before deadline

Posted June 01, 2010 @ 12:54 a.m. ET
The Rams are working to reach agreement with FS O.J. Atogwe on a long-term contract, with his restricted free-agent tender set to expire Tuesday, a source with knowledge of the situation has told NFL.com.

Carpenter offers athletic tools to Rams

Posted May 28, 2010 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
We hear it’s very likely recently acquired OLB Bobby Carpenter will assume the Rams’ starting WLB job right away, despite starting only three games in four seasons with the Cowboys.

Cowboys, Rams make Barron-for-Carpenter deal official

Posted May 10, 2010 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
The Rams and Cowboys made official a trade that had been in the works for nearly a week, sending LB Bobby Carpenter to St. Louis and OT Alex Barron to Dallas in a swap of failed former first-round picks.

Cowboys considering Carpenter-for-Barron deal

Posted May 07, 2010 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
Jerry Jones had said that the team would explore adding depth at a few positions, including the offensive line, and now the Cowboys are discussing a trade for Rams OT Alex Barron.

Rams' contract talks with Bradford curiously slow

Posted May 07, 2010 @ 9:55 a.m. ET
We hear that the Rams’ uncertain ownership situation, as well as the labor talks, may be delaying a contract agreement with No. 1 draft pick Sam Bradford, the new undisputed face of the franchise.

Report: Barron-Carpenter trade nearing completion

Posted May 07, 2010 @ 3:18 a.m. ET
A trade in which the Rams would send OT Alex Barron to the Cowboys for LB Bobby Carpenter is expected to be finalized Monday, according to NFL Network.

Bears trade S Payne to Rams

Posted April 28, 2010 @ 5:59 p.m. ET
With a surplus of safeties after obtaining Chris Harris from the Panthers in a trade Tuesday, the Bears traded S Kevin Payne to the Rams late Wednesday afternoon for an undisclosed pick in the 2011 draft.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Oct. 16, 2012
The Chicago Bears have terminated offensive lineman Chris Williams' contract, ending a disappointing run for the former first-round draft pick. He came into training camp this year competing with J'Marcus Webb for the starting spot at left tackle but was unable to beat him out. And when the Bears signed journeyman Jonathan Scott last month, Williams' days appeared to be numbered.||||||| Williams never lived up to his billing after being taken out of Vanderbilt with the 14th overall pick in 2008. He started 20 games at left guard, 11 at right tackle and seven at left tackle but never could settle into a position thanks to injuries and poor play.
Posted Nov. 14, 2011
Williams is done for the season with a wrist injury suffered versus Detroit.||||||| A bust at tackle, Williams has played well at guard and will be missed on Chicago's improved offensive line.
Posted Sept. 19, 2010
Williams and rookie backup free safety Major Wright both left the game at Dallas with hamstring injuries.||||||| Williams and Wright were both hurt in the first quarter Sunday, and the Bears said they would not return. The Bears lost Williams after only two drives, after quarterback Jay Cutler had already been sacked. Cutler was sacked on the second play of the game.
Posted Sept. 28, 2008
Williams, who returned to practice this week, remains inactive after undergoing back surgery in August. He didn't play in Sunday's 24-20 home win over the Eagles.||||||| Williams practiced on a limited basis for the first time since surgery to repair a herniated disk in his lower back in early August. He is still several weeks away from returning, but this is a step in the right direction for the Bears' first-round draft pick.
Posted Sept. 25, 2008
Williams, the 14th pick in the draft, was also available for the first time this season on Sunday.||||||| Williams underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back in the preseason.

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