March 22, 2022
The Denver Broncos signed free agent cornerback K’Waun Williams to a two-year deal worth $7 million, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.
Williams, 30, had 52 tackles, an interception, a sack, a forced fumble and four passes defensed in 14 games (eight starts) with the San Francisco 49ers last season. He played 72 percent of the team’s defensive snaps in 2021. Williams spent five seasons with 49ers.
Williams has seven sacks, four interceptions and 11 forced fumbles in 91 career games (46 starts) with the Cleveland Browns (2014-15) and Niners. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Browns in May 2014.
–The Dallas Cowboys re-signed Pro Bowl punter Bryan Anger to a three-year deal worth $9 million, NFL Network reported.
Anger’s 44.6-yard net average in 2021 set a franchise record. He was also a Pro Bowler and second team All-Pro after his first season in Dallas.
Anger was selected in the third round of the 2012 draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars, five spots ahead of Russell Wilson. The Cowboys are Anger’s fourth team.
–The Las Vegas Raiders are signing defensive tackle Vernon Butler on a one-year deal, according to NFL Network.
Butler, 27, had 11 tackles in 10 games (one start) for the Buffalo Bills in 2021.
Butler was a first-round pick of the Carolina Panthers in 2016, going No. 30 overall. He has eight career sacks and four forced fumbles.
–The San Francisco 49ers officially announced the signing of wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud to a two-year deal.
McCloud caught 39 passes for 277 yards last season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also returned 38 punts for 367 yards.
McCloud was asked what drew him to the 49ers.
“Well, it certainly wasn’t the taxes that brought me here,” McCloud said, adding that he’s been close with current Niners WR Deebo Samuel since before the NFL.
–The Kansas City Chiefs are signing former first-round pick Corey Coleman, who hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2018, NFL Network reported.
Coleman, 27, has 61 catches for 789 yards and five touchdowns in 27 career games (19 starts) for the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants. The Browns selected him No. 15 overall in the 2016 draft.
–The Cincinnati Bengals waived offensive lineman Fred Johnson less than an hour after announcing they signed him to a one-year deal, ESPN reported.
Johnson signed a tender of $2.4 million, meaning any team that claims him will incur that amount against their salary cap. If he goes unclaimed, he becomes an unrestricted free agent.
Johnson has played in 23 games (eight starts) for the Bengals since signing as an undrafted free agent in 2019.
–Field Level Media