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Cary Williams to join Seahawks over offers from Titans, Jets and Ravens, sources say

Cary Williams celebrates after breaking up a pass.
Cary Williams celebrates after breaking up a pass. (Maddie Meyer / Getty Images)

Free-agent cornerback Cary Williams is choosing the Seattle Seahawks after contemplating contract offers from the Tennessee Titans, New York Jets and the Ravens, according to league sources.

The former Philadelphia Eagles and Ravens starter visited the Seahawks and Jets and finished his visit Monday with the Titans. Williams lives in Nashville, Tenn., home of the Titans.

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Williams 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 was mutual, according to sources. However, sources said the Seahawks emerged as the winner of a four-team race

The Ravens are in a tight salary cap situation and were unable to offer as much as the other teams.

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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.

Williams declined a contract offer from the Ravens two years ago prior to his final season with them as a starter for a Super Bowl XLVII championship team.

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