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Cary Williams | Defensive Back | #40

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
College: Washburn
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 7 (229) / TEN

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Redskins signed CB Cary Williams.
Signed to a three-year, $18 million dollar deal in March, Williams was cut by the Seahawks in early December after being a healthy scratch in back-to-back weeks. The Redskins' banged-up secondary needs some depth, but they should hope Williams is not forced into significant action in the first round of the playoffs. Tue, Jan 5, 2016 10:48:00 AM

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Free agent CB Cary Williams visited the Titans on Thursday.

Williams would be a depth signing for a team that is short on it at cornerback.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 03:57:00 PM

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jim Thomas reports the Rams are one of the teams "talking to" free agent CB Cary Williams.

Williams was just cut by the Seahawks on Monday and cleared waivers on Tuesday. With the Rams banged up at corner after seeing starters Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson injured against the Cardinals, the Rams need experienced depth. Williams was drafted by coach Jeff Fisher's Titans.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 08:56:00 PM

The Houston Chronicle reports there's "lots of interest" in free agent CB Cary Williams.

Williams cleared waivers on Tuesday. Obviously, this should be taken with a heaping of salt, as the report is almost certainly being passed along by Williams' agent. Williams hasn't been an effective player in some time, but we don't doubt teams would like to add his veteran status to the back of their cornerback corps.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 07:24:00 PM

Seahawks waived CB Cary Williams.

The Seahawks signed Williams to a "three-year, $18 million" free agent contract early last March. He'll only end up getting around $7 million -- a $3.5 million base salary and Williams' $3.5 million signing bonus. Still, signing Williams proved a big blunder by GM John Schneider. By Week 12, Williams was benched in favor of Deshawn Shead and released one week later.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 04:15:00 PM

Seahawks CB Cary Williams is a healthy scratch for Week 13 against the Vikings.

Williams was signed to start last March, but has now been scratched in back-to-back weeks. Also inactive for the Seahawks are RB Marshawn Lynch, TE Chase Coffman, CB Tye Smith, C Kristjan Sokoli, DL Demarcus Dobbs and DT Jordan Hill.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 11:31:00 AM

Cary Williams' three-year deal with the Seahawks is worth $18 million and includes $7 million in the first year.

Byron Maxwell fled the Legion of Boom to sign a six-year, $63 million deal with the Eagles. The Seahawks signed Williams for a fraction of the price. Williams is just an average corner, but has the size (6-foot-1) Seattle prefers in its defensive backs and should be able to function reasonably well in the scheme. The Williams signing is a show of little faith in Tharold Simon.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 09:12:00 AM

Seahawks agreed to terms with CB Cary Williams, formerly of the Eagles.

The Chip Kelly castoff was deciding between the Seahawks, Titans, Jets and Ravens. Williams was a bitter disappointment during his two years in Philadelphia, but was slightly better down the stretch last season. It's hard to think of a better place for Williams to rehab his reputation than Seattle, where he'll have the inside track on starting opposite the league's best corner in Richard Sherman.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 11:39:00 PM

The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson reports the Seahawks are expected to sign free agent CB Cary Williams.

It was a four-team race between the Seahawks, Titans, Jets, and Ravens. Of course, Williams would pick the NFC champion Seahawks with a chance to rehab his value on a dominant defense. He'll have a good chance to win the starting right corner job opposite Richard Sherman, but will likely be picked on a lot.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 11:04:00 PM

Free agent CB Cary Williams will visit the Jets before trekking to the Titans' facility on Monday.

His Jets visit will apparently take place this weekend. Williams visited the Seahawks on Thursday. Williams has been a below-average starter for most of his career, but is coming off a relatively solid 2014 season, and is still only 30 years old. He'll likely land a starting job in free agency.
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 03:31:00 PM

The Nashville Tennessean reports free agent CB Cary Williams is "tentatively scheduled" to visit the Titans on Monday.

The 2-14 Titans can't stop getting connected to 30something free agents. Williams is in Seattle on Thursday, and expected to visit the Jets next. The Baltimore Sun reports the Steelers and Ravens are also interested. It sounds like Williams will have a deal before the start of free agency on Tuesday.
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 04:03:00 PM

Free agent CB Cary Williams is visiting the Seahawks Thursday.

With free agent Byron Maxwell likely fleeing the Legion of Boom, the Seahawks are looking for a new bookend to Richard Sherman. Although Williams caught a lot of flak as part of Philly's dumpster-fire secondary, he was actually decent while Bradley Fletcher was the one getting torched. As a No. 2 corner in a dominant scheme like Seattle's, we don't doubt Williams would flourish. The Ravens, Williams' former team, are also rumored to have interest.
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 08:37:00 AM

Free agent CB Cary Williams is drawing "heavy interest," according to his agent.

Take this with a grain of salt, of course, but Williams' agent says a dozen teams have contacted him since Williams was released by the Eagles on Tuesday. Williams was mostly a disaster during his time with Philadelphia, but he finished last season strong. A weak cornerback market should also benefit him. Titans beat writer Jim Wyatt reports Tennessee has "kicked the tires" on Williams.
Wed, Mar 4, 2015 11:35:00 AM

Eagles released CB Cary Williams.

Williams recovered nicely after a rocky start in 2014, playing solid in coverage and recording two INTs in the second half of the season. Despite his resurgence, the Eagles decided Williams wasn't worth the $8.1667 million left on his contract. Cutting Williams saves Philly $6.5 million in cap room and opens the door for Philadelphia to sign a top free agent cornerback like Byron Maxwell. Consistency has been an issue, but the 30-year-old Williams shouldn't have trouble finding a new team as 2014 was arguably the best year of his career. A source told Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun that Williams is interested in returning to the Ravens, the team he played for from 2009 to 2012.
Tue, Mar 3, 2015 11:51:00 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer expects the Eagles to release RCB Cary Williams in the offseason.

With one year left on his contract, Williams' salary and cap hits jump to $6.5 million and $8.1 million, respectively. Both Williams and LCB Bradley Fletcher were getting routinely torched on the outside early in the season, but Williams has since steadied his game while Fletcher continues to drown. Williams just turned 30 this week. We wouldn't write him off returning in 2015. Fletcher is as good as gone. The Eagles need to find a corner and a safety in the spring.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 09:54:00 AM