CB - DEN
Per Mike Kaye, cornerback K'Waun Williams is closing in on a two-year, $7 million deal with the Broncos.
Williams was a very solid nickel cornerback for the 49ers in his five year stint with the team. In 14 games last season, the 30-year-old recorded one interception, one forced fumble, four passes defended, one sack, and five tackles for loss in 14 games. The Broncos are building a very balanced and talented defense heading into the 2022 season.
The 49ers are bringing back K'Waun Williams on a one-year deal. The versatile cornerback visited with the Chiefs but ultimately returns to San Francisco.
The 29-year-old appeared in just eight games (four starts) last season but has otherwise been a reliable presence in the San Francisco secondary. In 2020 alone, he made 22 tackles and recorded a career-high two sacks. Over six years in the NFL (77 games) between Cleveland and San Francisco, he has intercepted three passes, recorded six sacks, and made 249 tackles.
San Francisco 49ers CB K'Waun Williams has a somewhat rare ACL sprain and will miss several weeks.
The good news is that Williams will not need surgery. The bad news is that he's likely to miss a few weeks and could be a candidate for short-term IR. The 49ers secondary is thin due to injuries but is still a top-6 scoring D/ST. Richard Sherman is eligible to return Week 5, but his status is still uncertain. Fantasy managers can roll out the San Francisco D/ST with confidence this Sunday against the Dolphins.
San Francisco CB K'Waun Williams recorded three solo tackles in their week one matchup against Minnesota.
Williams was repeatedly abused by Minnesota WR Adam Thielen on his way to a six catch, 102 yard performance mostly out of the slot. Williams is great in run support and will rack up more tackles than your average slot corner, but if he continues to get burned he will likely get benched.
K'Waun Williams ended his 2015 season on a strong note, making four solo tackles against Pittsburgh.
Williams was pressed into extra playing time with both Joe Haden and Tramon Williams sidelined by concussions. He finishes the year with 39 combined tackles, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.