Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Bears have claimed CB K’Waun Williams off of waivers from the Browns 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 waived him on Monday.
In 2015, Williams appeared in 13 games and recorded 39 tackles, one sack, three forced fumbles, two recoveries and two pass defenses.