After the Browns released cornerback K’Waun Williams this summer, Williams’ agent said that the player wanted the Browns to pay for surgery to repair the ankle injury that led to a contentious relationship before the two sides parted ways.
Williams has now taken the next step toward getting that payment. Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that Williams has filed a grievance through the NFL Players Association to get the Browns to pay for the surgery. He is also seeking his full $600,000 salary for the 2016 season.
Williams needs surgery to remove bone spurs on his ankle and will need three months to recover from the operation, which likely leaves him out for the entire season. Williams’ agent says his client first hurt the ankle in offseason workouts and aggravated the injury during a Browns scrimmage during training camp. Williams was suspended for two weeks by the team in August for refusing to play on the injured ankle when the team thought he was able to participate.
Williams was claimed by the Bears after being waived, but failed his physical in Chicago and is now a free agent.