Three games into his tenure with the San Francisco 49ers, cornerback K'Waun Williams has been rewarded with a three-year contract extension.
The 49ers announced Williams' extension on Friday, including a statement from general manager John Lynch:
“Since joining us this offseason, K’Waun has displayed every trait and characteristic we want to see from our players. He is a tremendous competitor on the field and a true professional in our building. K’Waun has continued to get better and better every day and we wanted to ensure he would be a part of what we are building moving forward. I am really excited for both him and our team.”
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Williams' deal was worth $10 million with incentives, and $5 million guaranteed.
After a dispute involving playing time during the preseason last year, Williams was released by the Browns in Aug. 2016. He originally agreed to a deal with the Chicago Bears last season that was voided after he failed his physical due to bone spurs.
The 49ers signed Williams to a one-year deal in February. The 26-year-old has appeared in each of the team's first three games and ranks second on their defense with two passes defensed.