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K’Waun Williams Signs With 49ers

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The Vikings had been interested in the former Browns cornerback.

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This is relatively minor news, but at this point we’ll look for whatever we can find.

Defensive back K’Waun Williams, who the Minnesota Vikings were rumored to have interest in as a slot corner, has chosen to sign with the San Francisco 49ers. Williams reportedly had four offers to choose from, but chose to head out to the bay.

The move probably has something to do with the fact that Williams has worked with 49ers secondary coach Jeff Hafley previously. Hafley was the secondary coach for the Cleveland Browns in 2014 and 2015, both of the seasons that Williams played for the Browns. He sat out the 2016 season, and has filed a grievance against the Browns concerning the terms of his release. You can read more about that from KNBR in San Francisco.

At this point, it’s not completely clear how losing out on Williams might affect the Vikings’ attitude about Captain Munnerlyn, who is slated to become an unrestricted free agent in a couple of weeks. Munnerlyn is probably going to command some pretty solid money on the open market, and with Mackensie Alexander waiting to take his spot despite a rough rookie season, the Vikings might decide that they can move on.

There hasn’t been any rumblings about the Vikings looking at anybody else at the present time, but if something does come up we will have it here for you.