Browns suspend cornerback K’Waun Williams

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The Browns have suspended cornerback K’Waun Williams for two weeks for violating team rules.

The suspension stems from a disagreement between Williams and the team over his availability. He’s been absent from practice due to an ankle injury, and apparently the team thinks he should be back on the field. As Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reported, the team specifically thinks Williams should have played in last week’s preseason opener.

The team has also fined Williams one game check.

After Tuesday’s practice — a few hours before news of the suspension broke — Browns coach Hue Jackson declined to say much about Williams’ situation and wouldn’t answer if Williams has been with the team.

“I just think there are a lot of mixed messages that are going on as far as all that’s concerned,” Jackson said. “I think we’ll deal with it, and I’m sure we’ll all talk about it at the appropriate time.”

The Akron Beacon Journal reported that Williams is scheduled to visit a doctor and receive a second opinion on his ankle on Wednesday afternoon.

Williams made the Browns as an undrafted rookie in 2014 and has played in 13 games in each of his first two seasons.