LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears have placed starting left guard Chris Williams on injured reserve Monday, ending his season.
"Chris has been doing a great job of stepping in and being a leader on the offensive line," center Roberto Garza said. "It's a tough loss for us, but obviously somebody has to step up and Ed (Williams) did that during the game."
"Edwin has started for us around here, knows what we do, there's a reason he's on the roster," Smith said. "We feel good needing a backup to step up with Edwin stepping in if that's what duty calls."
Other options available are moving backup tackle Frank Omiyale to left guard. He played the position in 2009 before moving to tackle.
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