The 49ers have signed cornerback Jimmy Williams, a second-round pick of the Falcons in 2006. Williams was the No. 37 overall selection in that draft out of Virginia Tech.
Williams, who turns 25 in March, played 26 games in two seasons with the Falcons with seven starts before getting released in June. He did not play in the league last season.
Upon being released, Williams said he felt like he was never given a fair shot by new coach Mike Smith. He acknowledged the that team was “upset” about his weight.
The 49ers worked out Williams. After a thorough background check, the club decided to sign Williams to a contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.