Washington will add some veteran secondary depth to its 53-man roster in advance of this weekend’s playoff game against the Packers, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, who reports (via Twitter) that cornerback Cary Williams is signing with the the club.
After spending several seasons as a starting cornerback for the Ravens and Eagles, Williams signed a three-year, $18MM deal last March with the Seahawks, looking to step in as a replacement for departed free agent Byron Maxwell. However, the 31-year-old struggled this season in Seattle, with Pro Football Focus ranking him 102nd out of 118 qualified cornerbacks at the time of his release last month. Williams was inactive for his final two games with the Seahawks before he was cut.
Heading into the postseason, Washington is without top cornerback Chris Culliver, who landed on injured reserve in November, and the team also had two defensive backs – cornerback Dashaun Phillips and safety Kyshoen Jarrett – leave Sunday’s game with injuries. As such, Williams will provide some veteran insurance, and could even step in and play immediately in the Wild Card round.
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