The Chicago Bears officially waived CB K’Waun Williams on Thursday with a failed physical designation.
Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer recently reported that Williams is asking the Browns to pay for ankle surgery after he failed a physical for the Bears.
The Bears claimed Williams, but the failed physical will lead to him becoming a free agent and would result in no money from the Browns to pay for his ankle surgery.
“We’re requesting they pay for his medical treatment and hopefully they’ll respond appropriately,’‘ said Williams’ agent, Evan Krakower.
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.