49ers Sign CB K’Waun Williams

It’s official. The 49ers have signed free agent cornerback K’Waun Williams to a one-year deal, according to a team announcement.K'Waun Williams (Vertical)

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In addition to the 49ers, the Jets, Dolphins, Vikings, and Lions all expressed interest in Williams, while the Jets are known to have offered the 25-year-old a free agent pact. The Niners have landed Williams, however, and will add him to a cavalcade of cornerbacks that already includes Tramaine Brock, Jimmie Ward, Keith Reaser, Rashard Robinson, and others.

Williams, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Pitt in 2014, appeared in 26 games (10 starts) with Cleveland from 2014-15. Playing mostly in the slot, Williams didn’t manage any interceptions, but did post 10 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, and two sacks during his time with the Browns.

Cleveland waived Williams in the midst of a spat regarding an ankle injury, and though he was subsequently claimed by the Bears, Williams failed his physical in Chicago and hit the free agent market once again. Williams never played in 2016, and still has an outstanding grievance against the Browns.

The pact was first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link). Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com first reported that San Francisco had offered Williams a contract.

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        • Thronson5

          So instead of leaving an actual comment about this post you decide to criticize someone for typing “are” instead of “our”?! Get a life! Not sure why everyone on sports pages and social media think they are better than everyone and have to constantly call others out. Probably the most annoying thing! This is a sports page so let’s talk sports not grammar!

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          • ABStract

            I agree to a point. Grammar is necessary when trying to communicate, otherwise we’re all just talking to ourselves. Is it really so hard to read what you wrote before you post something? Then it would only be your ideas someone was talking smack about and a real conversation could occur.
            Guess I shouldn’t expect people to think twice before they post though, the evidence is everywhere

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            • ABStract

              Plus the grammatical error simply highlighted what was already an epically thought provoking, witty and urbane comment:
              “Get scrub off are team”. Definitely an important addition to the discussion. We must all be heard!

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          • BayAreaSportsFan

            I’m not sure why kids think they entitled to butcher the English language without recourse. Those of us who understand grammar and it’s importance aren’t “trolls” trying to make you feel bad. If you don’t understand the difference between our and are, you don’t belong on a blog commenting, period.

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