There was really one resolution to the public spat between the Browns and cornerback K’Waun Williams over Williams’ health and availability, and that came Monday.
The Browns released Williams on Monday afternoon, trimming their roster to 75. Browns Coach Hue Hackson declined comment on the matter.
The Browns had announced a suspension and fine for Williams for a violation of team rules after he didn’t play in the preseason opener. Williams and his agent maintained that Williams wasn’t healthy enough to play and later supplied an outside medical opinion that said Williams needed surgery to clean up bone spurs in his ankle.
Williams will be subject to waivers, though the follow-up medical opinion could mean he’ll remain a free agent until any potentially interested teams know he’s healthy enough to play.
Williams made the Browns as an undrafted rookie in 2014 and played in 13 games — mostly as a nickel cornerback — in each of his first two seasons.