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 touchdowns or 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.
The Eagles released cornerback Cary Williams, who started all 32 games during his two-year tenure in Philly. Williams recorded 127 tackles, five interceptions and 24 passes defensed since joining the Eagles.
Williams made headlines during the season for questioning Eagles Coach Chip Kelly's conditioning regimen.
"I'm saying [practicing every day] impacted a lot of people," Williams said after a hard-fought 37-34 win over the Redskins in September. "A lot of people, but I'm just the only one man enough to get up here and say anything about it, talk to y'all as a man and discuss an issue that, obviously, in my opinion, is an issue in our starts [to games].
"But again, I'm just employee 26, and whatever they deem necessary to get us ready for Sunday is whatever it is. If we have to find energy from outside sources to start games quick, then we've got to do it. But right now, the way we're doing it, it's not conducive to success."
Williams, 30, was scheduled to make $6.5 million this season with a cap hit of $8.1 million.
Among the six players on the injury report for the Eagles defense in Week 3 against Washington, only defensive back Earl Wolff (knee) was forced to sit out.
Defensive lineman Fletcher Cox (back) is in uniform, along with defensive backs Cary Williams (hamstring), Jaylen Watkins (hamstring), Malcolm Jenkins (shoulder) and Nolan Carroll (elbow).
The Eagles have seven players listed on the injury report for Week 3 against Washington from the defensive side of the ball, and the vast majority are expected to play.
Among the seven, only lineback Mychal Kendricks (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game. Defensive back Earl Wolff (knee) is also questionable, while defensive backs Cary Williams (hamstring), Jaylen Watkins (hamstring), Nolan Carroll (elbow) and Malcolm Jenkins (shoulder), along with defensive lineman Fletcher Cox (back) are all probable for Week 3.
Eagles coach Chip Kelly announced Saturday that defensive backs Cary Williams (hamstring) and Brandon Boykin (hamstring), along with running back LeSean McCoy (thumb) and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (knee) will all practice Saturday, despite missing time in the previous preseason game due to their various maladies.
Defensive back Brandon Boykin highlights the list of inactives for the Eagles' third preseason game against the Steelers on Thursday. Boykin left last week's game against New England with leg cramps. He was seen talking to a team trainer and pointing the back of his right leg, according to PhillyMag.com. The team has diagnosed him with a "slight' hamstring injury.
The rest of the inactives: Wide receiver Josh Huff (shoulder), running back Chris Polk (hamstring), linebacker Jake Knott (hamstring), defensive back Cary Williams (hamstring), and center Julian Vandervelde (back).
Eagles defensive back Cary Wiilliams found the end zone, but left with a hamstring injury Friday night against the Patriots in preseason action. Williams picked off Tom Brady on the opening drive and took it 77 yards for a touchdown. He sustained the injury on the interception and was ruled out for the rest of the game.
The Eagles DST got a pick-6 in the fourth quarter when corner Brandon Boykin returned a Jay Cutler interception 54 yards. The touchdown highlighted one of the unit's top performances all year.
Playing with a lead the entire night, Philly held the potent Bears attack to 257 total yards and got five sacks and two takeaways. Linebacker Trent Cole had three sacks, linebacker Mychal Kendricks two. Cornerback Cary Williams recovered Devin Hester's fumble on a first-quarter kickoff return.
The Eagles DST heads to Dallas in Week 17 with momentum.
Eagles CB Brandon Boykin and CB Cary Williams are active Week 15 against the Vikings.
Boykin is dealing with a hip injury, but was able to fully practice this week. Williams has a hamstring issue, and was able to full participate in practice Friday.
Eagles CB Brandon Boykin and CB Cary Williams are probable Week 15 against the Vikings.
Boykin is dealing with a hip injury, but was able to fully practice each day this week. Williams has a hamstring issue, and was able to practice in full Friday.
Eagles cornerback Cary Williams intercepted a pass in Sunday's 24-21 victory over the Cardinals. Williams also had four tackles.
The Eagles play the Lions in Week 14.
Eagles cornerback Cary Williams was a standout defender during a 36-21 win Week 5 at N.Y. Giants. Williams not only led Philadelphia with 11 tackles (nine solo), he also had one of three interceptions.
Williams is up to 29 tackles (24 solo) and two interceptions in five games. He also has one sack and five pass defenses.
Eagles defensive back Cary Williams was relatively quiet in a 26-16 loss to the Chiefs Thursday in Week 3. Williams had four tackles and one pass defended, and those were the only stats he accrued in the game.
Williams has one interception through his first three games with the Eagles.
Eagles receiver Arrelious Benn and cornerback Cary Williams both left practice Friday with injuries. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Williams has a tender hamstring while Benn has a left knee injury and is being further evaluated.