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49ers & DT Ian Williams Agree To New Contract After He Can’t Pass Physical

Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area is reporting that the 49ers have agreed to a new one-year contract with NT Ian Williams after it was determined that his rehab procedure for an ankle injury will take longer than originally planned.

  • Adam Schefter reports that Williams has undergone more than one ankle surgery, which has left his status for the season opener in question.
  • Instead of the five-year, $27.5 million contract he initially signed, Williams will receive one-year deal worth up to $6 million, according to Schefter.

The 49ers initially agreed to a five-year contract with Williams at the start of free agency.

Williams, 26, wound up signing on with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame back in 2011. He was among the best available defensive tackles in this year’s free agent market before he agreed to return to San Francisco.

In 2015, Williams appeared in all 16 games for the 49ers and recorded 65 tackles, one sack, a forced fumble, a recovery and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 18 interior defensive lineman out of 123 qualifying players.

We had him featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.