Newly acquired K’Waun Williams failed his physical with the Chicago Bears and will not be joining the team.
The Chicago Bears will continue to look to add depth to their defensive backfield after newly acquired K’Waun Williams failed his physical. The Bears claimed Williams off waivers from the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday but word of the failed physical came just 24 hours later.
The Bears have serious injury issues at the cornerback position. Tracy Porter has a concussion, Bryce Callahan has an injured hamstring and Kyle Fuller is still recovering from knee surgery. The Bears were looking to add depth and thought they were landing a quality corner in Williams.
Williams was at odds with the Browns, ironically over his injury. Williams told Cleveland he was too injured to play, but the Browns thought Williams was exaggerating his injury and actually suspended the defensive back for two weeks. After Williams failed the Bears physical, one has to assume that his stance about his injury was far more truthful that Cleveland believed.
Regardless, Williams is no longer a member of the Chicago Bears and their search for depth in the secondary will continue. The Bears didn’t have a lot of depth at the position to begin with and these injuries have made the cornerback position a serious concern.
Teams must cut their final rosters down to 53 this coming Saturday. Expcet GM Ryan Pace to be searching the wire feverishly for some help in the secondary.