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Demorrio Williams to visit Bears Tuesday

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Adam Caplan of Scout.com and profootballtalk.com reported in the wee hours that linebacker Demorrio Williams would be making a free-agent visit to the Bears.

That information has been confirmed and his itinerary has been nailed down.

Williams is visiting with the Kansas City Chiefs today. He will travel to Tampa Bay where he will meet with the extremely busy Buccaneers on Monday, and Williams is expected to arrive at Halas Hall on Tuesday.

That’s provided he doesn’t strike a deal with the Chiefs or Bucs first. Tampa, armed with $44 million in available cap space when free agency, has been one of the league’s busiest teams. The Bucs have already reached agreements with center Jeff Faine and tight end John Gilmore and have several other players lined up for visits.

The Bears liked Williams when he was a fourth-round draft pick from Nebraska by the Atlanta Falcons in 2004. He fits the mold of what they seek in an outside linebacker as someone who is a little undersized at 6-foot, 232 pounds, and moves well. Williams had a terrific second season in 2005 when he made 128 tackles, 100 of them solos, and added three sacks and two interceptions. Like Lance Briggs, the man he could potentially replace, he’s shown great durability having played in all 64 games in four seasons.

Williams has not been as productive over the last two seasons with his tackle totals sliding to 93 in 2006 and then to 78 this past season. He certainly would be an economical way to replace Briggs, although the Bears would be expected to allow Jamar Williams to compete for the job also.

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ANGELO WAKE UP!!!!!...WE HAVE 1 GUY SCHEDULED FOR A VISIT AND WE DONT EVEN NEED A LINEBACKER AS BAD AS WE NEED OTHER THINGS...YOU TRIED AND FAILED ON BRIGGS BERRIAN AND AYANBENDAJO. HOW ABOUT NAMES LIKE TURNER STALLWORTH MCCARENS BRUCE FANECA...DO YOU TRULY HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT YOU ARE DOING. I WOULD BE A BETTER GM

Tommie Harris, Chris Harris...Ruben Brown, Mike Brown, Alex Brown...Danieal manning, Ricky Manning...Jamar WILLIAMS, Demorrio WILLIAMS! DOES ANYONE NOT SEE WHAT'S GOING ON HERE!!!!11?? IT'S THE APOCALYPSE!!111! RUN FOR YOUR LIVESSS!!!1111!

??? Kenn ???

Oh I get it Ha Ha . .
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Sure Angelo points out that most big name free agents fail to put teams over the top. but the patriots have done a good job of aleiviating needs this way without high picks. To use words like "fiscal responsibility" just makes me believe the mckaskys still carry on the Halas tradition of being cheap while reaping in the profits and raising the prices. Chicago deserves a new franchise and new owner. enough mediocracy!!!

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