Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that CB K’Waun Williams failed a physical for the Bears after he was claimed off of waivers on Tuesday.
The Browns suspended Williams two weeks for conduct detrimental to the team stemming from a dispute over his availability.
However, Wililam was told by an independent specialist Wednesday that he will need surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle “in order for him to perform as a professional.
Williams, 25, wound up signing on with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Pittsburgh back in 2014. He’s currently in the final year of his three-year, $1.53 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $600,000 for the 2016 season.
The Browns cut him loose on Monday, as they began the process of trimming their roster down to 75 players.
In 2015, Williams appeared in 13 games and recorded 39 tackles, one sack, three forced fumbles, two recoveries and two pass defenses.