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BBAO: Bears' big WR is Roy Williams*

We're Black and Blue All Over:

I guess we can't be surprised that between the hours of 11 p.m. ET and 7 a.m. ET, we had another significant free-agent agreement here in the NFC North. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Chicago Bears will sign free-agent receiver Roy Williams, who was recently released by the Dallas Cowboys.

Free agents can officially sign their contracts with teams starting at 6 p.m. ET Friday. They'll be able to report to training camp and attend classroom sessions and meetings but can't be on the practice field until Aug. 4.

*Update: ESPN.com has amended the story to note that Williams can't technically agree to terms yet because he has not shown up on the NFL waiver wire. That will happen Friday afternoon. I'm guessing it's a matter of semantics, but by rule no deal can be complete.

Williams is a rare combination: A big receiver who gets the seal of approval from offensive coordinator Mike Martz, who typically prefers smaller-sized receivers. Williams played two seasons under Martz when both were with the Detroit Lions, and they were the two most productive years of Williams' career.

We'll have to see where he is mentally and physically four years later but, Bears fans, after years of discussion, your team finally has a big receiver.

I'll have more a bit later Friday morning.

Continuing around the NFC North: