Williams figures the Chicago Bears are in for some changes. He hopes he's part of their plan.|||||||
Williams says he would "be happy" to re-sign with Chicago but will look to play elsewhere if they can't reach a deal. The Bears signed the veteran receiver to a one-year contract following a disappointing run in Dallas, hoping he would rediscover some of the form that made him a Pro Bowl pick with Detroit in Mike Martz's system.
Receiver Johnny Knox is starting for Williams for the Chicago Bears against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.|||||||
Picked as the starter in the preseason after signing with Chicago, Williams has been hampered by drops and a groin injury that caused him to miss a game. He had four catches for 55 yards in the opener against Atlanta, sat out the following week against New Orleans and did not have a reception against Green Bay.
Williams was active for Chicago for Sunday's game against Green Bay after missing a game because of a groin problem.|||||||
It was not clear when he was injured. He caught a pass early in the fourth quarter, with the announcement that he was out coming minutes later.
Williams signed with the Bears on Friday.|||||||
Williams receives a one-year contract one day after he was officially cut by the Dallas Cowboys. Williams flourished in offensive coordinator Mike Martz's system in Detroit, finishing with 1,310 yards receiving in 2006, and has strong ties to Bears receivers coach Darryl Drake from their days at Texas.
Williams' quest for the ring is apparently over. A court hearing scheduled for Friday has been cancelled in connection with a lawsuit filed by the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver over an engagement ring he allegedly mailed to Brooke Daniels, a former Miss Texas, in February as part of a marriage proposal.|||||||
Williams sued Daniels to retrieve the ring, and a hearing was slated for Friday. But court administrator Tina Gurule says the hearing has been cancelled and not rescheduled. Gurule could not confirm if the ring, valued at $76,600, had been returned to Williams. Michael Daniels told the Odessa American he was returning the ring. "I want to wash my hands of it," he told the paper. "It's just a hassle. I'll take care of my daughter. I don't need him."