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Philadelphia Eagles 2013 Offseason Acquisitions (Part One) – CB Cary Williams

June 27th, 2013 at 10:36 PM
By Scott Erik Anderson

During the offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles made some major moves in an effort to rebuild a defense that seemed to fall apart over the past few seasons. One of the acquisitions the Eagles made in the offseason was the signing of Cornerback Cary Williams.

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Williams is a six-foot-one-inch defensive back that was an unrestricted free agent after spending the past four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. He played a total of 50 games with the Ravens, racking up 141 tackles and 26 assisted tackles. 

During the Ravens Super Bowl season, Williams had four interceptions – the first four of his career. He had two more interceptions during the postseason as the Ravens went on to win the Super Bowl.

Only having six total interceptions isn't for his career isn't a bad thing considering his tackle stats have been high the past two seasons. Williams became the starting cornerback for the Ravens for the 2011 season and has 153 total tackles in the past two seasons. Comparing that to Nnamdi Asomugha's 95 total tackles, that is a great improvement. It also means he will go for the hit to disrupt the play rather than trying to get an interception. While interceptions are nice, disrupting the play and preventing the catch is better.

Just the other day, former Ravens teammate Torrey Smith said that Williams is a good fit for Philadelphia. Smith went on to say that Williams could spark the Eagles defense and also become one of the leaders of the defense as well.

After signing a three-year contract worth $17 million with the Eagles, Williams sits at the top of the depth chart at right cornerback. Bradley Fletcher, another offseason acquisition, sits at the top of the depth chart at left cornerback.

Check back for Part Two of the Philadelphia Eagles 2013 Offseason Acquisitions where left cornerback Bradley Fletcher will be looked at.

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Cary Williams, Cornerback, Defense, Football, NFL, Nnamdi Asomugha, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Eagles

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