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Report: Browns suspending CB K’Waun Williams for two weeks

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NFL: USA TODAY Sports-Archive Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Something seemed fishy about the K’Waun Williams story and his ankle injury that we reported earlier today, and now we know why. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network first reported that the Cleveland Browns are suspending Williams for two weeks and one game check:

Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer says that Williams’ future with the club is in jeopardy. Through multiple sources, Cabot is hearing the different sides of the story with respect to the situation:

  • One source says that the injury initially happened during the Orange and Brown scrimmage. Right before the game against Green Bay, Williams “scratched himself” from the game.
  • Cabot says the news was “not well-received by the Browns” and were not aware that an ankle injury was the reason for him sitting out.
  • “Multiple sources” tell Cabot that Williams may have given the Browns the impression that he was retiring.

Rapoport followed up with what seems like could be the real reason for all of this: Williams is upset that CB Jamar Taylor has been gaining ground at the nickel position, and may have even passed him up on the depth chart:

Cabot followed up with this:

Williams will likely try to appeal the suspension, and a medical opinion to support the presence of an ankle injury might help that. However, if the team feels he was skipping mandatory practices without going through the proper protocols of reporting an injury (especially if there is no injury), I’m not sure how much of a leg he’ll have to stand on. Former Browns.com beat writer Kevin Jones, who now covers the 49ers, has an idea: