According to Pelissero, Williams maintains that has never violated the league’s PED policy.
The NFL handed down the suspension on Tuesday, which would have kept Williams out until after the 49ers’ Week 13 game against the Bills.
Williams, 29 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 in February, 2017, before later signing him to a three-year extension at the start of the regular season.
San Francisco picked up Williams’ option this past offseason.
In 2020, Williams has appeared in six games for the 49ers and recorded 14 tackles, one sack and two passes defended.