Chicago Bears cut former 1st-round pick Chris Williams

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Offensive lineman replaced by Jonathan Scott.

Bears tackle Chris Williams was cut from the team on Tuesday. Williams, the 14th overall selection in the 2008 Draft, was one of only two first-round picks from Jerry Angelo's tenure still on the Chicago roster.

Williams was inactive in the Bears' last two games. Six-year veteran Jonathan Scott, signed on Sept. 10, was given a chance to play in those two games and evidently showed the team enough to make Williams superfluous.

Williams started 38 games as a Bear in his first four years with the team. He had not started a game in 2012, after losing the starting left tackle job to J'Marcus Webb in training camp. Williams' contract was set to expire at the end of 2012; he is owed $1 million for the year.

Chicago filled Williams' spot on the 53-man roster with Zack Bowman, a cornerback who played for the Bears from 2008 through 2011 before signing a one-year deal with Minnesota this past offseason. Gabe Carimi, the Bears' right tackle, is now the only Jerry Angelo first rounder remaining with the team.

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