Bears sign FB Eddie Williams

The Chicago Bears have signed fullback Eddie Williams to a one-year contract.

Williams, a seventh-round draft pick last year by Washington, was released last week by the Redskins. He suffered a broken left leg in practice in early November, so he had to pass a physical before the team would let him go.

Williams is an interesting addition for new offensive coordinator Mike Martz because he was a skilled pass-catching tight end at Idaho. Williams caught 54 passes for 687 yards and six touchdowns as a senior when he also suffered a torn ACL in his right knee.

He’ll join the mix with veteran starter Jason McKie. The Bears begin their voluntary offseason workout program on March 29.

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