The Philadelphia Eagles announced Tuesday that they’ve released veteran CB Cary Williams.
#Eagles release CB Cary Williams.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 3, 2015
There has been a lot of talk that Williams could be a cap casualty this offseason, so this really isn’t a big surprise.
Aaron Wilson mentions that depending on Williams’ price, the Ravens could explore the idea of bringing him back.
Williams, 30, still had another year remaining on his three-year, $17 million contract that included $10.5 million guaranteed. He would have made a base salary of $6.5 million for the 2015 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Williams will free up $6.5 million in available cap space and create $1,666,668 in dead money.
In 2014, Williams appeared in all 16 games for the Eagles and recorded 60 tackles, two interceptions and 10 pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 49 cornerback in the league out of 108 qualifying players.