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Jets, 49ers, Dolphins, Lions have made offer to free agent CB K’Waun Williams, per Matt Maiocco [Update]

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We could get resolution soon on free agent cornerback K’Waun Williams.

Fooch’s update: Matt Maiocco is reporting the 49ers were one of the teams to make an offer. He is reporting the Lions and Dolphins also made offers.

NFL free agency does not get started for two weeks, but in the meantime, veterans already cut are free to sign wherever they want. The first notable signing could happen fairly soon. Free agency cornerback K’Waun Williams made a handful of visits last week, and has four offers on the table, according to Jets writer Darryl Slater.

Slater is reporting Williams has an offer from the New York Jets, and then three mystery teams. Williams visited the Jets and Detroit Lions, and was reportedly going to visit the San Francisco 49ers. He also was setting visits up with the Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins.

Williams is a smaller cornerback, measuring in at 5’9 183 pounds. If the 49ers did in fact make him an offer, he would be competing with Will Redmond and Keith Reaser for slot corner duties. Jimmie Ward has worked the slot as well, but emerged this past year as someone who can work all over the field.

Williams has been dealing with an ankle injury that cost him all of the 2016 season. In August, he had a dispute with the Cleveland Browns over the severity of the injury. The Browns released him, and then he failed a physical when the Chicago Bears claimed him. Ian Rapoport tweeted that he has been fully cleared.