The Browns waived cornerback K’Waun Williams on Monday, a day before he was to come off of his two-week suspension for refusing to play in Green Bay Aug. 12th, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Williams’ agent Evan Krakower said his client told the Browns his ankle was bothering him and that he couldn’t take on a full load in the preseason opener that night.
The Browns, according to a league source, say Williams never told them his ankle was bothering him until the next day — after he had told them he was retiring.
Krakower said Williams believed he had only two options play or retire. He said he opted to retire that night because he felt he couldn’t play on the injured ankle, which first surfaced during organized team activities in the spring.