The Seattle Seahawks released veteran cornerback Cary Williams on Monday afternoon, according to a report from NFL Insider Ian Rapoport.
The #Seahawks are releasing CB Cary Williams, source said. A big-money free agent.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 7, 2015
Williams signed a three-year, $18 million deal ($3.5 million guaranteed) with the Seahawks after the Philadelphia Eagles released him in March.
Williams didn't do much to endear himself to the Philadelphia fan base. He struggled on the field and he publicly complained about a lot of things off it. The Eagles saved $6.5 million by cutting Williams in the offseason. According to Williams, the Eagles didn't approach him about a restructure of a pay cut.
The Eagles replaced Williams with former Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell. Maxwell has been up and down in his time with Philadelphia, but he's at least been an upgrade over Williams. According to Pro Football Focus, Maxwell has allowed a passer rating of 71.2 since Week 2.