In advance of tomorrow night’s game against the Cowboys, the Bears have tweaked their special teams unit, signing free agent kicker Jay Feely and waiving wide receiver and kick returner Chris Williams with an injured designation, the team announced today (Twitter link).
Feely, 38, was the Cardinals’ regular kicker from 2010 to 2013, but has remained on the open market this season, despite working out for several teams. Most recently, Feely had an impressive audition for the Broncos, making 14 of his 15 field goal tries, including a 60-yarder. However, Denver opted to sign the younger Connor Barth instead. By signing with the Bears, Feely will have an opportunity to assume kicking duties tomorrow if Robbie Gould, who is suffering from a sore quad, is unable to play.
Williams, meanwhile, returned kicks for the Bears for a good chunk of the season, but has been slowed by a hamstring injury as of late, and has been replaced by Marc Mariani in the return game.