Eagles cut Cary Williams

The Philadelphia Eagles cut veteran cornerback Cary Williams. He was due a $6.5 million base salary next season. Williams plays the game with a combative nature, embracing an underdog mentality as a 2008 seventh-round draft pick of the Tennessee Titans. He's a big cornerback at 6 feet 1, 190 pounds and has the physical style and leaping ability to prevent receivers from making contested catches. Williams, 30, made $10.5 million in two seasons with the Eagles. He started every game over the past two years and had five interceptions. Responsible for covering elite wide receivers, including Dallas Cowboys star Dez Bryant, Williams allowed 56 completions on 96 passes thrown in his direction last season for 757 yards and five touchdowns. Opposing quarterbacks had an 89.5 passer rating against him. It wasn't a stellar season, but Williams has a proven track record and played his best football with the Ravens. Williams started 28 games over four seasons in Baltimore. He had 75 tackles, four interceptions and 17 pass deflections during his final season with the Ravens. Williams declined a three-year, $15 million offer from the Ravens before joining the Eagles. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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