Williams was released by the Browns on Tuesday. The Browns have decided to cut ties with the 33-year-old cornerback just two seasons after inking him to a three-year, $21 million contract. Williams struggled with knee and shoulder aliments throughout the 2016 season, forcing him to miss five contests. He recorded 36 tackles, five pass deflections, and one interception in 12 games. He'll now look to find his way onto a roster in need of some secondary depth, as the veteran will bring plenty of experience wherever he winds up.
Williams (knee) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice. Williams has missed two consecutive games due to the knee issue, but he appears in line to return for Week 14's matchup against the Bengals.
Williams (knee) is listed as inactive for Sunday's home matchup against the Giants. With Williams listed as inactive for the second straight week, look for Briean Boddy-Calhoun to see additional snaps on defense, especially in nickel packages. The veteran defensive back has increased his practice participation this past week from a non-participant to a limited participant, so if he continues to progress, there's a chance Williams could suit up after the team's Week 13 bye.
Williams (knee) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports. Williams was unable to play last week against Pittsburgh, but he'll have a shot to return in Week 12 as the Browns play host to the Giants. Cleveland is dealing with several minor injuries in their secondary, so Briean Boddy-Calhoun could be in line for additional snaps.
Williams (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. Williams was inactive in Week 11, but his return to practice is encouraging for his availability against the Giants on Sunday. If he's unable to go again, however, Briean Boddy-Calhoun -- who had three pass defenses against the Steelers -- will see more snaps.