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Chris Williams | Guard

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 320
College: Vanderbilt
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The Bills' official website called LG Chris Williams a "lock" to start.
Williams received a head-scratching four-year, $13.5 million contract from the Bills this offseason. The contract almost guarantees he is the Week 1 starter at left guard. Williams graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 74 guard out of 81 qualifiers last season. Jul 7 - 11:47 AM

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Bills signed G Chris Williams to a four-year, $13.5 million contract with $5.5 million guaranteed.

The move is a head scratcher after Williams graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 74 guard among 81 qualifiers in 2013, and finished 76th in pass blocking. The Rams wanted him back, but certainly not at this price. Buffalo ostensibly plans to pencil in Williams at left guard, which was a gaping hole following Andy Levitre's 2013 departure. Williams turns 29 before next season.
Mar 12 - 10:44 AM

Free agent G/T Chris Williams is visiting the Bills Wednesday.

Williams started every game at left guard for the Rams last season, turning in a shaky performance at best. He'd still be a nice get for a team as a versatile backup. The o-line needy Rams reportedly remain interested as well.
Mar 12 - 9:04 AM

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Texans are interested in free agent G/T Chris Williams.

Williams started all 16 games at left guard for the Rams last season, but was overmatched both as a pass protector and run blocker. The former No. 14 overall pick of the Bears shouldn't be looked at as a starter, though the Rams appear to still see him that way and remain interested in re-signing Williams.
Mar 12 - 1:29 AM

Rams LG Chris Williams was forced from St. Louis' Week 12 game against the Bears with a concussion.

Williams went down in the first half, and was officially ruled out after the break. Shelley Smith is now in the game at left guard. Williams has graded out negatively in Pro Football Focus' guard ratings this season.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 03:16:00 PM

Rams re-signed G/T Chris Williams to a one-year contract.

The deal is worth "up to" $2.75 million, but Williams' base salary should be near the veteran's minimum. The former first-round bust appeared in six games between the Rams and Bears last season, playing 88 snaps. He won't be guaranteed a roster spot.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 01:49:00 PM

The Rams haven't ruled out re-signing free agent T/G Chris Williams.

Williams was signed prior to Week 8 last season, and appeared in six games. The former first-round pick visited the Panthers two weeks ago, but that's been his only visit. Williams would return as a backup-only with the Rams.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 06:12:00 PM

Free agent G/T Chris Williams will visit the Panthers.

We're getting to the nitty gritty of free agency. A replacement-level talent, Williams appeared in six games between the Bears and Rams last season. The former first-round bust would fight for one of Carolina's final roster spots if signed.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 06:25:00 PM

The Rams will continue to rotate Chris Williams and Shelley Smith at right guard for the regular season finale in Seattle.

After placing Harvey Dahl (torn biceps) on injured reserve prior to Week 16, Smith played 31 snaps while Williams played 24 last week against the Bucs. Both players held their own but weren't overly spectacular. The offensive line sits atop the positions to address for the Rams in the offseason.
Tue, Dec 25, 2012 03:44:00 PM

Rams signed G/T Chris Williams, formerly of the Bears.

The former first-round pick proved a hot commodity after being released by the Bears last week, drawing at least four workouts. He could see time at tackle with both Wayne Hunter and Rodger Saffold banged up, but he'll likely get more snaps at guard. Left guard is Williams' best position, and the Rams released Quinn Ojinnaka on Monday after inserting Shelley Smith into the starting lineup for Week 7. Williams has made 38 career starts, 20 of which have come at left guard.
Mon, Oct 22, 2012 01:32:00 PM

The Chargers are hosting free agent G/T Chris Williams on Friday.

Williams is shopping his wares effectively after Tuesday's release from the Bears, having already visited the Cardinals and Eagles. He figures to latch on with the highest one-year bidder. Williams would be smart to pick a team willing to let him play left guard, where he has played his best ball.
Fri, Oct 19, 2012 03:10:00 PM

Free agent G/T Chris Williams is visiting the Cardinals Thursday.

Williams left Philadelphia on Wednesday without a contract. The 2008 first-round pick of the Bears is now meeting with a team fielding the worst offensive line in the entire league. At the very least, Williams would give the Cards a talent infusion.
Thu, Oct 18, 2012 12:33:00 PM

Free agent G/T Chris Williams will visit the Eagles on Wednesday.

It won't be hard for Williams, a 2008 first-round pick, to find work. The Eagles have been scuffling to replace LT Jason Peters (Achilles') all season and are also thin on the interior after losing C Jason Kelce (knee). Williams has 38 career starts under his belt -- 20 at left guard.
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 10:08:00 AM

Bears released G/T Chris Williams and re-signed CB Zack Bowman.

Despite pre-draft neck concerns around the league, Williams was drafted 14th overall out of Vanderbilt in 2008. The Bears tried him at left guard for two years after failing at left tackle, but threw in the towel on that project in the second half of last season. It speaks volumes that Williams was unable to beat out J'Marcus Webb, one of the league's most inconsistent blindside protectors. Bowman will help out on special teams.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 05:18:00 PM

Bears G/T Chris Williams has resumed taking reps at left tackle.

The Bears are ratcheting up the pressure on LT J'Marcus Webb, who has drawn the ire of OC Mike Tice. Webb was left in for nearly the entire game in Thursday's preseason opener. Webb's job is very much in jeopardy, but Williams has been injury prone the past two seasons, and had little career success at tackle.
Sat, Aug 11, 2012 03:40:00 PM

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