This is supposed to be the quiet part of the NFL season with very little to no free agent news, but when you're the GM of a team coming off of a disappointing 5-11 season you can't afford to wait to try and improve your team. That's why Mike Maccagnan signed offensive tackle Jeff Adams and defensive tackle Mike Pennel and it's why the Jets will be hosting free agent cornerback K'Waun Williams according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Williams missed the entire 2016 season due to an ankle injury and was suspended from the Browns over a disagreement over how to proceed with treatment for the injury. Williams filed a grievance arguing that the Browns should pony up the money for the surgery that the Browns didn't want him to have. The Browns eventually waived Williams who spent the rest of the season unsigned, but now having been cleared by his doctor he's free to visit, workout and sign with whoever he pleases. As Rapoport reported, Williams first stop will be to visit the Lions in Detroit but he will make Florham Park his second stop.
Williams played with the Browns during the 2014 and 2015 seasons, starting in 10 of 26 games played, racking up 77 total tackles, 10 defended passes, two sacks and forcing three fumbles. In Cleveland Williams mostly played in the slot as a nickel corner and obviously the Jets need all the help the can get at the cornerback position.
Williams was born in Paterson, NJ, went to Saint Joseph Regional High School in Montvale and played his college ball at the University of Pittsburgh.