Report: Chiefs hosting former 49ers CB K’Waun Williams on free agent visit

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The Kansas City Chiefs continue to poke around the free agent market for some potential bargains, this time checking out one of the best remaining slot cornerbacks.

According to NJ.com beat reporter Mike Kaye, the Chiefs are set to host former San Francisco 49ers CB K’Waun Williams on Tuesday. He’ll join former Los Angeles Chargers DE Melvin Ingram, who is also scheduled to visit the team on Tuesday.

Williams, 29, began his career as an undrafted free agent out of Pitt, joining the Cleveland Browns in 2014. He earned a roster spot in his rookie season as a primary contributor on special teams and working as a slot corner on defense. An ankle injury cost him the 2016 NFL season, but he’d sign a prove-it deal the following year with the 49ers, eventually earning a three-year extension worth nearly $9 million.

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In his six healthy seasons, Williams has appeared in 77 games with 38 career starts. He’s accumulated 249 combined tackles, 16 tackles for loss, six sacks, 10 QB hits, 10 forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, three interceptions and 23 passes defended. In Super Bowl LIV, Williams recorded six tackles against Kansas City.

The Chiefs landing a slot corner in free agency would allow them to continue to utilize L’Jarius Sneed on the outside next season opposite Charvarius Ward. It’d also allow Tyrann Mathieu to roam in the secondary, which is what he thrived doing in 2020. Kansas City has a need for depth at the position with players like Bashaud Breeland and Antonio Hamilton set to become free agents.

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