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Tramon Williams: Asked for Browns Release

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Williams asked for release from the Browns due to stability and team direction.

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Tramon Williams was interviewed by Pat Kirwan and John Clayton on SiriusXM’s “Movin’ the Chains” radio show last Friday, where he stated that his departure from the Browns stemmed from a decision he made late last season. When further pressed, he elaborated:

At the end of the day, those guys were just going in a different direction. From the start of training camp to the beginning of the season, they were going in a different direction. And it came a point during the season to where I wanted to be released. That’s why we got released because it wasn’t a stable spot. It’s not a stable spot. You don’t know who’s going to be the coaches from year to year, and I didn’t know that so I didn’t want to be one of those veterans who is stuck in a spot and at the end of the day, I’m not going to be able to get a job because I was on a bad team. That’s why I wanted to get out of there.

Williams painted a picture that implied that it was his decision to leave the Browns more than the other way around. Tramon thanked the Browns for this opportunity to shape his future:

I thank Cleveland for giving me the opportunity to get out of there and test the market and get to a team that could potentially win, and go out the way that I want to go out.

When queried as to where he’d best fit elsewhere in the NFL, Williams told Kirwan and Clayton that he was an all around player, could play both press and off man, and that he would fit in both a man and zone schemed defense. An abbreviated transcript of the interview may be found here.

Williams’ departure creates an opportunity for Jamar Taylor to assume a starting role, and for Briean Boddy-Calhoun to be the first man up in case injury or scheme dictates.

Poll

If Williams wanted to rejoin the Browns, would you re-sign him?

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  • 4%
    Yes - he would provide valuable depth
    (29 votes)
  • 3%
    Yes - we need another viable starting outside CB
    (21 votes)
  • 26%
    No - he had his chance
    (181 votes)
  • 51%
    No - he’s just not good enough
    (348 votes)
  • 14%
    I thought we already signed a Williams in the offseason - but his name was Gregg
    (102 votes)
681 votes total Vote Now