The Bears claimed former Rams linebacker Jabara Williams off waivers on Thursday.
Williams, selected in the seventh round by St. Louis in the 2011 NFL draft, appeared in two games for the Rams this season before being released.
The Bears were searching for another linebacker to add to the equation; seeing they started the regular season with only five on the active roster.
The front office spent the past two months seeking young, athletic linebackers who could contribute on special teams.
The six-foot-two, 238-pound linebacker played collegiately at Stephen F. Austin, where he was named the Southland’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2010. A three-time all-conference first-team selection, Williams finished his tenure on Saturdays with 411 tackles, seven sacks and four interceptions.
Keen insight concerning Williams from the remarkable Jeff Roman via Rams Gab:
Jabara was a player we only heard good things about from the Rams brass and the press. Williams was a young, athletic linebacker who needed some time to get used to the speed of the game and develop his skills.