Tramon Williams knew he wanted out of the Cleveland Browns last season.
The veteran cornerback no longer could deal with the lack of stability in the organization. There were too many coaching changes, too many systems to unlearn and learn.
‘You don’t know who’s going to be the coaches from year to year’
Williams, who signed a three-year contract with the Browns in 2015, was released last February. He’s still looking for work, but happy to know that it will be with a club other than Cleveland.
“At the end of the day, those guys were just going in a different direction,” Williams told John Clayton and Pat Kirwan on Movin’ The Chains. “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. That’s why we got released because it wasn’t a stable spot. It’s not a stable spot. 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.
‘I thank Cleveland for giving me the opportunity to get out of there and test the market’
“And I thank Cleveland for giving me the opportunity to get out of there and test the market and get to a team that could potentially win, and go out the way that I want to go out.”
Williams said he has high hopes of landing somewhere before the start of this season.
‘I feel like I’m in a position to where I can control kind of what I want to do’
“We talked to quite a few teams, but all and all, I feel like I’m in a position to where I can control kind of what I want to do,” he said. “I’m really excited about that. I’m ready to get to one of these teams and help out. And the team that I’m look for is going to be a team, obviously, that is stable and wants to win, so that’s kind of what I’m looking for at this point.”
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