Bears will be without LT Chris Williams on Monday

The Chicago Bears will be without starting left tackle Chris Williams on Monday night when they host the Green Bay Packers.

The former first-round pick left last Sunday’s win at Dallas with a pulled right hamstring after the first series. He underwent an MRI on Tuesday and the hope is he will be back in less than a month.

Without Williams, the Bears are expected to start Frank Omiyale at left tackle. The line stabilized after he moved there from right tackle against the Cowboys. That means veteran Kevin Shaffer will start at right tackle. He’s made 91 career starts but will face a formidable challenge from Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews.

Bears coach Lovie Smith also ruled rookie safety Major Wright out. He suffered what sources called a “bad” hamstring pull in Dallas and could be sidelined for the remainder of the first half of the season. Wright was on the verge of winning a starting job and that makes his loss a considerable setback. He had been splitting time with veteran Chris Harris at free safety.

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