49ers release Ian Williams from non-football injury list

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Shortly after free agency opened in March, the 49ers and defensive tackle Ian Williams agreed to a deal that would keep Williams with the team for five years.

Williams’ history of ankle injuries and surgeries led to his failure to pass a physical with the team, however, and the deal was scrapped in favor of a one-year pact. Williams never made it onto the field with the team this season as he landed on the non-football injury list at the start of training camp and now his time with the team has come to an end.

The league’s daily transaction wire brings word that the 49ers have released Williams from the NFI list with an injury settlement. The move leaves Williams free to sign with any other team, although the same health concerns that scuttled his deal with the 49ers may remain a stumbling block.

Williams started all 16 games for the 49ers in 2015 and played in 15 other games with them between 2011 and 2015.

4 responses to “49ers release Ian Williams from non-football injury list

  1. Another wasted draft pick. I believe I read they have drafted 44 players the last 4 years. AND they still have no talent on the roster!

  2. “Another wasted draft pick. ”

    Only in your imagination. Williams was an undrafted free agent. Good player just could never stay healthy

  3. This allows for him to make money for the season. YOU do not get paid while on the list he was on but that wasn’t brought up now was it.

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