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Roy Williams | Wide Receiver

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/20/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
College: Texas
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Former Lions, Cowboys, and Bears wide receiver Roy Williams has retired.
Williams announced his decision on his Facebook page. The Texans had him in for a workout in late July but were just doing their due diligence. Williams cites his trade to Dallas as a turning point in his career, "Put up good numbers my first few years, went to a Pro Bowl then I got to Dallas and it stopped... The grass ain’t always greener on the other side." Williams is content on hanging up the cleats and spending time with his sons, even though he didn't exactly go out on his own terms. He ends his career with 393 catches for 5,715 yards and 44 touchdowns. Sat, Sep 8, 2012 08:45:00 PM

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The Texans were reportedly just "kicking tires" on free agent Roy Williams during Thursday's workout.

It sounds like the Texans are simply putting in their due diligence on available veterans in case unproven receivers Lestar Jean and DeVier Posey aren't up to the task in August. No signing is imminent.
Thu, Jul 26, 2012 03:27:00 PM

Free agent Roy Williams will work out for the Texans on Thursday.

The Texans must be feeling really desperate. Williams hasn't been an effective receiver since he played with Mike Martz in Detroit, and he's now on the wrong side of 30. We do expect Houston to add a veteran wideout before Week 1.
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 11:20:00 PM

The Bears have reportedly not contacted free agent Roy Williams since the end of the season.

Williams was told at season's end that the team wanted him back, but that was before the departures of coordinator Mike Martz and GM Jerry Angelo. Unless the Bears strike out at wide receiver in free agency and the draft, we suspect they won't seriously entertain the notion of bringing back Williams.
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 04:12:00 PM

Free agent Roy Williams led all Bears receivers with 600 snaps in 2011.

A number that speaks to how under-manned and misused the Bears' receiver corps was last season. With enabler Mike Martz now retired, Williams is extremely unlikely to be re-signed by Chicago. Considering the lack of explosion and stone hands he exhibited in 2011, it's possible no one will be interested in Williams' services.
Mon, Feb 13, 2012 12:50:00 PM

Roy Williams caught four passes for 60 yards and a touchdown on seven targets against the Vikings in Week 17.

Williams emerged as Josh McCown's favorite receiver in the final two games, but it may have been too little too late from the Bears' perspective. The drop-prone, inconsistent 30-year-old finished his first season in Chicago with a 37/507/2 line. Though Williams is a favorite of OC Mike Martz and WRs coach Darryl Drake, he's no lock to be back as an impending free agent.
Sun, Jan 1, 2012 06:26:00 PM

Impending unrestricted free agent Roy Williams said he wants to return to the Bears.

The Bears shouldn't want Williams back. Not even old friend Mike Martz could revive Williams' career as he's caught 33 passes for 447 yards and one touchdown in 14 games. Upgrading Jay Cutler's weapons is a must for the Bears this offseason. Williams' lack of athleticism is glaring and he's unwilling to go over the middle as a possession receiver.
Tue, Dec 27, 2011 12:02:00 PM

Roy Williams caught a season-high six passes for 81 yards in Chicago's Week 16 loss to the Packers.

Don't be fooled by Williams' stat line. Chicago's stiff-bodied "No. 1 receiver" alligator armed two more potential catches, and tacked on essentially no yardage after the catch. As has been the case all season, the one-time acrobatic leaper displayed startlingly little athleticism. Williams will be a hindrance to the Bears' passing game if he's re-signed for 2012.
Mon, Dec 26, 2011 12:27:00 AM

Bears WR Roy Williams did not catch a pass in Week 15.

He was targeted just once and should've been dropped several weeks back.
Sun, Dec 18, 2011 06:00:00 PM

Roy Williams caught two passes for 22 yards in Week 14.

An improvement on Week 13, where Williams was held without a catch against the Chiefs. Amazingly, Williams was actually able to make a catch in traffic today, but was otherwise his typically invisible self. Already valueless under Jay Cutler, Williams couldn't be less fantasy relevant with Caleb Hanie starting for the Bears.
Sun, Dec 11, 2011 08:23:00 PM

Roy Williams was held without a catch in Sunday's loss to the Bears.

Williams may have been held without a catch, but still managed to make his presence known, letting the ball get ripped out of his hands near the goal line for an interception on his only target of the afternoon. Week in and week out, Williams is the worst player on the field for the Bears, and has no shot at making a positive impact in the season's final four games.
Sun, Dec 4, 2011 05:14:00 PM

Roy Williams caught three passes for 37 yards in the Bears' Week 12 loss to the Raiders.

Williams started at Z receiver ahead of Johnny Knox, but the latter had a much more productive day. Billed as a deep threat in the Bears' offense, Williams' talent is more that of a declining, eroding possession wideout. Without Jay Cutler at quarterback, he has no chance at fantasy relevance.
Sun, Nov 27, 2011 07:54:00 PM

Roy Williams caught five passes for 62 yards against the Chargers in Week 11.

Williams and Jay Cutler connected for first downs on three straight plays on a third-quarter scoring drive. His eight targets and five receptions are both season highs, so don't expect a repeat at Oakland in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 20, 2011 07:51:00 PM

Roy Williams started in Week 10, but was held without a catch.

He was targeted just once, appearing to play in a rotational role. It didn't help Williams' chances of producing a big fantasy game, though, that the Bears threw just 20 passes all day -- one from running back Matt Forte -- after jumping out to a huge early lead. Williams remains mostly off the fantasy radar. At the very best, he's a WR5. The Bears face the Chargers next.
Sun, Nov 13, 2011 08:55:00 PM

Roy Williams caught three balls for 46 yards in the Bears' Week 9 win over the Eagles.

He barely got his hands on a perfectly thrown bomb by Jay Cutler, though he did have a defender near him to muddle his vision. Williams was no better or worse tonight than he is normally, and he now has at least three catches and 46 yards in his last three games. That, and he has Mike Martz's undying love. Add it up and he probably deserves to be owned in deep leagues, but not by you.
Tue, Nov 8, 2011 01:40:00 AM

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PosRoleName
QB1Jay Cutler
2Jimmy Clausen
RB1Matt Forte
2Ka'Deem Carey
3Senorise Perry
GLB1Matt Forte
2Ka'Deem Carey
3RB1Matt Forte
2Ka'Deem Carey
FB1Tony Fiammetta
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Santonio Holmes
3Josh Bellamy
WR21Alshon Jeffery
2Josh Morgan
3Rashad Ross
4Marquess Wilson
WR31Santonio Holmes
TE1Martellus Bennett
2Dante Rosario
K1Robbie Gould