The Bears moved to shore up their tenuous cornerback depth Tuesday — and at a cheap cost —when they claimed K’Waun Williams off waivers from theBrowns.
Williamswas waived Monday, one day before he was expected to return from a team-issued two-week suspension for refusing to enter the first preseason game. Williams and theBrowns disagreed about the extent of an ankle injury, the reason why he said he couldn’t play. The cornerback threatened to retire at one point, but changed his mind.
The Bears hope the 25-year-old— a third-year player who attended Pitt but wasn’t drafted —can compensate for the fact that they aremissing all three starting cornerbacks: Tracy Porter (concussion), Kyle Fuller (arthroscopic knee surgery) and slotcorner Bryce Callahan (hamstring). The three have combined to miss five startsthis preseason, at least one each.
The Bears were in the market for a cornerback with experience, but have hesitated totrade a draft pick for one.
To make room, the Bears waivedcornerbackKevin Peterson.