The San Francisco 49ers have added secondary depth, signing cornerback K’Waun Williams to a one-year deal, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport. Williams will likely compete for work in the team’s nickel and dime packages, competing primarily with Will Redmond and Keith Reaser.
The move reunites Williams with 49ers assistant coach Jeff Hafley. When Williams was in high school, Hafley had a chance to recruit him to the University of Pittsburgh. Williams and Hafley were together that first year (2010), and then Hafley and the rest of the coach (under head coach Dave Wannstedt) were fired. After a year at Rutgers, Hafley spent two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before joining the Cleveland Browns.
In 2014, Williams went undrafted, but had remained in touch with Hafley. The Browns secondary coach made the pitch for Williams and Cleveland signed him.
The video above shows Hafley with Cleveland describing his time at Pitt, and providing a scouting report on Williams from their time together at Pitt. Hafley described him as having really quick and
food foot burst. He thought he was tough with good cover skills, and ability to change directions.