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Cary Williams | Defensive Back

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
College: Washburn
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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. Mar 10 - 9:12 AM

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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.
Mar 9 - 11:39 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.
Mar 9 - 11:04 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.
Mar 6 - 3:31 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.
Mar 5 - 4:03 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.
Mar 5 - 8:37 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.
Mar 4 - 11:35 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.
Mar 3 - 11:51 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

Eagles RCB Cary Williams was forced from Friday night's preseason game with a hamstring injury.

Williams suffered the injury during a pick-six off Tom Brady on New England's first drive. He's been ruled out for the rest of the game. Brandon Boykin replaced Williams in base sets, with Curtis Marsh playing outside in nickel packages.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 07:50:00 PM

Eagles RCB Cary Williams' $4.75 million salary for 2014 becomes fully guaranteed on March 16.

By the fifth day of the new league year, the Eagles will have to decide whether or not to cut Williams. All things considered, the 29-year-old didn't have a horrible year. Williams graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 92 corner out of 110 qualifiers in terms of coverage but was targeted the most times. He's also a willing tackler in the run game. The Eagles need safeties more than corners.
Tue, Jan 7, 2014 08:38:00 AM

Eagles RCB Cary Williams (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 15.

Williams was a late addition to the injury report, but he's going to be fine to face the Vikings. Just 86th-of-111 in Pro Football Focus' cornerback ratings this season, Williams has graded out 98th strictly in pass coverage.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 01:32:00 PM

Eagles RCB Cary Williams was added to the injury report with a hamstring issue Thursday, getting in a limited session.

Williams was "nowhere to be seen" in the locker room after suffering the injury. Healthy all season, Williams should be considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings. Williams has graded out as the No. 86 cornerback (out of 111) in Pro Football Focus' ratings.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 04:21:00 PM

Eagles RCB Cary Williams (hamstring) has made it through just two practices in training camp.

Williams went down on the first day of camp, and has barely practiced since. He aggravated the injury Wednesday. It's a concern for a team with one of the league's worst secondaries on paper, but Williams should be ready for Week 1.
Source: CSN Philly
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 06:56:00 PM

Eagles signed CB Cary Williams, formerly of the Ravens, to a three-year, $17 million contract.

The Eagles also signed FS Kenny Phillips, setting up their spanking new starting secondary. Williams will start opposite Bradley Fletcher while Phillips and Patrick Chung handle the safety spots. While Williams was a starter on the Super Bowl champion Ravens and posted four interceptions along with 17 pass deflections, he struggled mightily while under the microscope. During the regular season, opponents threw for 1,000 yards, six touchdowns, and a 91.6 quarterback rating while targeting Williams. This shouldn't stop the Eagles from considering Alabama CB Dee Milliner at No. 4 overall.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 04:11:00 PM

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