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Cary Williams to sign 3-year, $18M deal with 'Hawks

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Released by the Philadelphia Eagles last week, Cary Williams is set to rebound nicely by landing with a Super Bowl contender.

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.

To the surprise of no one, Williams chose the Seahawks after visiting the New York Jets and Tennessee Titans.

Williams, 30, was solid down the stretch in 2014 after getting picked on early in the year. He was released in large part because of a salary that jumped to $6.5 million while counting $8.17 million against Philadelphia's cap.

In addition to Williams, the Seahawks signed former Jaguars cornerback Will Blackmon on Monday, bolstering a secondary that was suddenly riddled with question marks following Byron Maxwell's defection to the Eagles, Jeremy Lane's February ACL surgery and Tharold Simon's postseason coverage woes.

With Richard Sherman on the opposite side, quarterbacks and play-callers will test Williams frequently in 2015. Fortunately for Williams, he will have benefit of Earl Thomas -- the rangiest safety in the game -- offering support while covering the middle of the field.

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