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Cary Williams agrees to terms with Seahawks

Cary Williams


The Seattle Seahawks may have their replacement following the expected departure of cornerback Byron Maxwell.

Multiple sources have confirmed to PFT that the Seahawks are expected to sign former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams on Tuesday. The agreement was first reported by Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.

Williams also took visits to the New York Jets and Tennessee Titans before choosing Seattle. The Baltimore Ravens were also interested in bringing Williams back to town. Williams played for Baltimore from 2009-12 before joining the Eagles.

Williams should get the first chance to step into the starting right cornerback spot opposite Richard Sherman in Seattle’s Cover 3 defense. Seattle also signed former Jacksonville corner Will Blackmon on Monday to provide depth at the position and the team will likely have to look to the draft for additional help with Jeremy Lane set to miss a significant portion of the season while recovering from a torn ACL in the Super Bowl.

Tharold Simon and Marcus Burley also remain on the roster at the position for Seattle.

Williams started every game over the last two seasons for the Eagles. He recorded 59 tackles with two interceptions last year for Philadelphia.