Williams signed with Washington on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Signed to a three-year, $18 million contract in the offseason, Williams was released by the Seahawks in early December, making him one of the bigger disappointments from the 2015 free agent class. In reality, he's been pretty consistent throughout his career, rarely giving up huge plays but frequently allowing intermediate gains. Although he somehow parlayed that into a pair of big contracts, the 31-year-old Williams will likely just fill a depth role for Washington.
Williams, who signed a three-year $18 million deal in the offeseason, was released Monday by the Seahawks, the Seattle Times reports. Williams was a huge bust for the Seahawks, who signed him to replace Byron Maxwell at right cornerback. He continually got beat downfield and struggled to master the team's coverage technique. He was benched in Week 11 after getting beat for a 36-yard completion by 49ers TE Vance McDonald and then was a healthy inactive the last two weeks. The Seahawks have allowed seven touchdowns and nine receptions of 25-plus yards to tight ends this season. Not all were Williams' fault, but the last two weeks without Williams (vs. PIT, MIN), the Seahawks allowed 11 receptions for 76 yards and no touchowns nor 25-plus yard plays. DeShawn Shead replaced him as the starting right corner.
Cornerback Cary Williams has signed with the Seahawks Tuesday when free agency begins, according to the Baltimore Sun. Williams, who was cut by the Eagles this offseason, was being pursued by the Titans, Jets, Ravens and Seahawks, according to the report. Williams, who previously played for Tennessee and Baltimore, totaled 60 tackles in 2014 with two interceptions and nine passes defended.
The Titans are interested in upgrading their entire defense, it looks like. According to The Tennessean, the Titans have expressed interest in bringing in free agents safety Devin McCourty, outside linebacker Jason Worilds and cornerback Cary Williams. McCourty is the top free agent safety in this year's group, though the Eagles and Giants are looking like the top bidders for his services. Worilds is comfortable with associate head coach Dick LeBeau as he played under him in Pittsburgh. He would likely mesh well into what the Titans are looking to do on that side of the ball. Williams has familiarity with the Titans as they selected him in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL draft. Williams is also reportedly receiving interest from the Seahawks, Jets and Ravens. The Titans are also hopeful of bringing back outside linebacker Derrick Morgan with a new deal.
Free-agent cornerback Cary Williams is set to visit the Seahawks on Thursday, a source told The Baltimore Sun. Along with the Seahawks, the Jets and Titans also want to bring Williams in for a visit, weather permitting, a source told ESPN. The Steelers and Ravens have also expressed interest in the free agent. Williams was recently released by the Eagles after starting 32 games over the last two seasons for the team. In 2014, he totaled 60 tackles and two interceptions.