Williams will sign a three-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, reports NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, via a source informed of the veteran cornerback's thinking. The contract will be worth $18 million, per Rapoport.
The Tennessee Titans and New York Jets came up empty in their efforts to sign Cary Williams. The recently released cornerback of the Philadelphia Eagles replaces Byron Maxwell in Seattle. Maxwell signed with the Eagles on Monday.
The New York Jets were the frontrunners to acquire the boisterous defensive back. "They are cheaters," said Williams. Cary was referring to the New England Patriots, and his disdain for the joint practices between the Eagles and the Pats last August. The Jets were hoping that his animosity toward New England would work in their favor.
This will the fourth NFL stop for Cary Williams. Previous teams included the Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens prior to his two year stint with the Philadelphia Eagles. Williams joins another outspoken CB with the Seattle Seahawks in Richard Sherman. "The Legion of Boom" just got louder.
Paul Murphy is a freelance writer from New Hampshire.