The San Francisco 49ers announced Friday that they’ve signed CB K’Waun Williams to a three-year contract extension.
- Ian Rapoport reports that Williams’ three-year extension with the 49ers is worth $10 million and includes incentives.
- Williams also receives $5 million guaranteed as part of this deal and will be under team control through the 2020 season.
“Since joining us this offseason, K’Waun has displayed every trait and characteristic we want to see from our players,” said 49ers General Manager John Lynch. “He is a tremendous competitor on the field and a true professional in our building. K’Waun has continued to get better and better every day and we wanted to ensure he would be a part of what we are building moving forward. I am really excited for both him and our team.”
Williams, 26, wound up signing on with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Pittsburgh back in 2014. He was in the final year of his three-year, $1.53 million contract when the Browns cut him loose during the preseason as they trimmed their roster down to 75 players.
Williams was later claimed off of waivers by the Bears, but he failed a physical due to his ankle injury and was cut loose a day later. The 49ers signed him to a one-year, $765,000 contract this February.
In 2017, Williams has appeared in three games and recorded 14 tackles, no interceptions and two pass defenses for the 49ers. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 94 cornerback out of 110 qualifying players.