The Browns also sent their seventh-round draft pick to Detroit, receiving a fifth-rounder. The fifth-round pick originally belonged to Denver.
The Browns acquired Williams in 2008 for a second-round pick, then former general manager Phil Savage gave Williams a six-year, $38.6 million deal. But Williams never fit in Cleveland’s 3-4 scheme nor duplicated the production he had in Green Bay’s 4-3 defense.
In his two seasons with the Browns, Williams made 18 starts, totaling 88 tackles and 4.5 sacks. He openly grumbled last season about a lack of playing time.