The Jets are hosting free agent cornerback K’Waun Williams on a visit this week, a league source confirmed to Darryl Slater of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Williams has “numerous” other visits set up with teams, the source added. One of those is with the Lions on Monday, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, who first reported Williams’ upcoming Jets visit.
Williams went undrafted out of Pittsburgh in 2014 and has spent his entire NFL career so far with the Browns.
Between 2014 and 2015, Williams played in 26 games, with 10 starts. His career stats: zero interceptions, 10 passes defended, three forced fumbles, two recovered fumbles, and two sacks. He was primarily a slot corner for the Browns.
Williams didn’t play last season, following an ankle injury. That injury — and the treatment of it — was a point of contention between Williams and the Browns in the preseason.
The Browns wound up suspending Williams for two weeks in August and fining him, because he refused to play in a preseason game at the Packers. Later in August, the Browns waived Williams.
He signed with the Bears immediately after the Browns waived him, but Williams’ contract with Chicago was voided because he failed his physical. After that, Williams did not get picked up by any team last season.