REPORTS: Free agent CB Cary Williams to sign with Seahawks over offers from Titans, Jets, Ravens
RENTON, Wash. — Free agent cornerback Cary Williams plans to sign with the Seattle Seahawks after considering offers from the Tennessee Titans, New York Jets and the Baltimore Ravens, media outlets reported Monday night.
The news about Williams agreeing to sign with the Seahawks was reported by the Baltimore Sun, and then confirmed through sources by FOX Sports and others, including Curtis Crabtree of KJR sports radio here.
A 2008 seventh-round draft pick of the Tennessee Titans, Williams is a feisty, big cornerback at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds and can leap to break up passes.
Williams, 30, made $10.5 million in two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, the Baltimore Sun said. He started every game over the past two years and had five interceptions. The Eagles decided to cut Williams this week rather than pay him a $6.5 million base salary next season.
Earlier Monday, the Seahawks announced they had signed free agent cornerback Will Blackmon, who had been released by Seattle in 2013 and played for the Jacksonville Jaguars the last two seasons.
Blackmon, 30, will add depth to the position with unrestricted free agent Byron Maxwell leaving. He tweeted that he is going to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Seahawks also announced Monday they extended the contracts of linebacker Mike Morgan and tight end Anthony McCoy on the eve of the NFL free-agency period beginning Tuesday.
McCoy missed all of last season after tearing an Achilles tendon during a training camp practice. He also was sidelined for the 2013 season after tearing an Achilles during an OTA session in May. But a healthy McCoy would help ease the loss of veteran tight end Zach Miller, whose contract was terminated Friday after he failed a physical.
The Seattle Times, citing a “source,” said the team have not tendered a contract to receiver Bryan Walters. Walters was the Seahawks primary punt returner last season, with 27 attempts for 207 yards.