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Ex-Eagles, Ravens cornerback Cary Williams visiting Seahawks; Titans, Jets up next, sources say

Cary Williams shakes hands with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson after a game in December. Could they be teammates in 2015?
Cary Williams shakes hands with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson after a game in December. Could they be teammates in 2015? (Matt Rourke / AP)

Former Philadelphia Eagles and Ravens cornerback Cary Williams is visiting the Seattle Seahawks today, according to league sources.

Williams has upcoming visits with the Tennessee Titans and New York Jets, but sources indicated those trips are contingent on weather affecting travel conditions.

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The Seahawks could use Williams as a potential replacement for departing cornerback Byron Maxwell, who is expected to command $8 million to $10 million annually as one of the top free agents at the position.

Williams has maintained interest in possibly returning to the Ravens, with whom he earned a Super Bowl ring as a starter three years ago, and the feeling is mutual, according to sources.

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Whether Williams ultimately rejoins the Ravens or signs with another team will depend on the price, and the Seahawks are getting the first visit. The Ravens remain in a tight salary cap situation with $4.6 million available under the limit of $143.28 million.

The Eagles opted to cut Williams this week rather than pay him a $6.5 million base salary next season.

A 2008 seventh-round draft pick of the Tennessee Titans, Williams is a big cornerback at 6 feet 1, 190 pounds and has the physical style and leaping ability to prevent receivers from making contested catches. He plays the game with a feisty nature.

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.

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