It wasn't fair to read too much into Roy Williams' preseason debut, considering he only played a couple of snaps.
But he played most of the first half against the New York Giants, and he was targeted early on. But he dropped two of the three passes for him, and he remains catchless in two preseason games.
The most costly was the first.
It appeared to be a 16-yard gain. But the Giants challenged the play, and the officials overturned it because he lost the ball as he was going down.
Despite all that, Bears coach Lovie Smith said the veteran receiver is progressing.
"Roy is getting better. He hasn't been in the system long - I'm talking about here with the Chicago Bears - and we've seen progress. Tonight, we didn't see a lot," Smith said. "But we see it behind the scenes, and eventually it'll show up on the field."
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler noted Williams missed the first six days of training camp, due to the new CBA rules.
"We're trying to catch him up to speed and get him in shape and get him where he needs to be," Cutler said of Williams. "But the desire is there, the want to is there.
"He just needs a little more time with us, working him in there, and trying to get him involved early. But, overall, I think that whole group is coming along well."
Johnny Knox, meanwhile, caught two of three passes intended for him, including an impressive 20-yarder in which he jumped high in the air to snare a hard pass from Caleb Hanie on third and long. Knox also had a 45-yard kickoff return.