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K’Waun Williams contract extension details are arriving

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The 49ers signed Williams to a three-year extension. Here is an early look at the contract.

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The San Francisco 49ers announced Friday morning that cornerback K’Waun Williams has signed a three-year contract extension, and this afternoon, we have some details. Ian Rapoport just tweeted that Williams signed a deal worth up to $10 million, with $5 million guaranteed.

Williams was signed for one season, so this three year deal is tacked on to the end. He is signed through 2020, and by signing the extension now as opposed to next offseason, any signing bonus is prorated over four years, not three. Even though it is technically a three-year extension, it counts as a four-year deal for prorating his signing bonus.

The 49ers cornerbacks have had some struggles this season, but the talent is intriguing. Williams was cut by the Cleveland Browns last year following an injury that led to a lot of drama between player and team. They did not think he was as injured as he thought. They waived Williams, and when the Chicago Bears claimed him, he failed his physical. He became a free agent and sat out last season, before signing with the 49ers this past February.

The 49ers have tons of cap space, so extensions are not surprising. We’ll keep an eye out for more details, but it’s a fairly low impact move in the bigger picture of their current cap space.