K’Waun Williams might just be coming back to Cleveland after all...as a member of the Chicago Bears. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Bears placed a waiver claim on Williams on Tuesday:
The #Bears have been awarded former #Browns CB K’Wuan Williams off waivers, source said. They get a top slot CB, when healthy.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 30, 2016
Other reports say that the acquisition is contingent on Williams passing his physical with the Bears. That’s not always a requirement — remember that the Browns claimed running back Robert Turbin off waivers from the Seahawks last year, despite the fact that he was coming back from an ankle injury. But, how would Williams be able to pass his physical if it was suggested two weeks ago that he receive surgery to remove bone spurs in his foot?
According to the Scout.com page that covers the Bears, Williams has decided to defer the surgery until after the season and got a cortisone shot last week instead. If he’s able to practice right away, he could even suit up for the fourth preseason game against Cleveland.