Browns cornerback K’Waun Williams plans to fight the two-week suspension and fine of one game check the Browns levied against him for what the team called multiple violations of team rules — and what Williams has said is an injury that has left him unable to play.
Williams’ agent, Evan Krakower, told Cleveland.com Wednesday that Williams will appeal the suspension through the NFL Players Association.
The team and Williams have been at odds over the status of his ankle injury. Krakower said a follow-up appointment Wednesday showed that Williams needs bone spurs removed from his ankle before he can continue to play.
Williams saw a specialist Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland.com reported. The Browns have an official affiliation with University Hospitals.
The Browns did not have open practice or media availability Wednesday because they play their second preseason game Thursday vs. the Falcons.
This probably ends with the Browns either placing Williams on injured reserve or releasing him, or maybe both. But if the team medical staff is saying one thing and Williams is saying is another, it could drag on.
Williams made the Browns as an undrafted rookie in 2014 and has played in 13 games — mostly as a nickel cornerback — in each of his first two seasons.