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Bears Agree to Deals With Williams, Gholston
CHICAGO (AP) -- Wide receiver Roy Williams and defensive lineman Vernon Gholston have agreed to deals with the Chicago Bears.

Williams receives a one-year contract one day after he was officially cut by the Dallas Cowboys. Williams flourished in offensive coordinator Mike Martz's system in Detroit, finishing with 1,310 yards receiving in 2006, and has strong ties to Bears receivers coach Darryl Drake from their days at Texas.

Gholston was selected by the New York Jets with the sixth overall pick in the 2008 draft but was released in March after three disappointing seasons.

Chicago also announced Friday that it had signed first-round draft pick Gabe Carimi. Taken with the 29th pick, the 6-foot-7, 314-pound offensive tackle started 49 games for Wisconsin over four years.

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