Was Trading LB Jamar Williams A Mistake For the Chicago Bears?

April 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Chicago Bears had the best depth at linebacker in the NFL with Lance Briggs, Brian Urlacher, Pisa Tinoisamoa, Hunter Hillenmeyer, Nick Roach, Jamar Williams and Tim Shaw, but not anymore. Jamar Williams was traded yesterday to Carolina for SS Chris Harris, who will be back for his second stint in the windy city.
The Bears still have backups in Hillenmeyer and Roach behind Briggs, Urlacher and Tinoisamoa, but they had to shed some salaries because the three linebackers behind them were making more than the average backup would. Jamar Williams was the guy the Bears thought was disposable.
Williams almost became a starter in 2007, when it was reported the Bears were going to trade Lance Briggs to Washington and Briggs was adamant that he would never play in Chicago again. That never happened, and Williams spent four seasons in Chicago where he played in 51 games, starting three games.
Jamar Williams and Nick Roach were the promising young linebacke...

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