It wan’t terribly surprising to see the Cleveland Browns release veteran cornerback Tramon Williams back in February. The team wasn’t interested in holding on to a veteran at that position, especially with it remaining in rebuild mode.
For his part, it appears that Williams couldn’t be any happier that the Browns decided to release him.
“At the end of the day, those guys were just going in a different direction,” Williams told Sirius XM NFL Radio. “From the start of training camp to the beginning of the season, they were going in a different direction. And it came a point during the season to where I wanted to be released.”
Williams clarified this position even more, pretty much throwing a tremendous amount of shade in the Browns’ direction in the process.
“That’s why we got released because it wasn’t a stable spot. It’s not a stable spot, Williams continued. “You don’t know who’s going to be the coaches from year to year, and I didn’t know that so I didn’t want to be one of those veterans who is stuck in a spot and at the end of the day, I’m not going to be able to get a job because I was on a bad team. That’s why I wanted to get out of there.”
Williams, 34, appeared in 12 games (seven starts) last season for Cleveland. He recorded 36 tackles, five passes defended and an interception.
He remains unsigned. But it’s clear Williams is looking to latch on with a contender based on these comments.