Report: K’Waun Williams fails physical with Bears

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The Bears claimed cornerback K’Waun Williams off of waivers on Tuesday, although his addition to the roster was contingent on passing a physical.

That wasn’t a sure thing given the ankle injury that led to Williams’ suspension and eventual departure from the Browns. The same issue appears to have put the kibosh on his chance with the Bears.

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that Williams failed his physical with the team on Wednesday and the waiver claim will not be going forward. That doesn’t come as a major surprise since Williams’ agent said that his client needs to have surgery to remove bone spurs from his ankle before he’ll be ready to play. The Browns felt otherwise, leading to the suspension for violating team rules by not participating in practice or the team’s first preseason game.

The Bears will now have to look elsewhere for help at cornerback, which is a particular need right now with Kyle Fuller out after knee surgery, Tracy Porter sidelined by a concussion and Bryce Callahan fighting a hamstring problem.