Washington Redskins sign Cary Williams for playoffs

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The Washington Redskins have announced that they have signed veteran cornerback Cary Williams to provide some depth in their secondary for the playoffs

The Washington Redskins enter the playoffs with the second-worst secondary among playoff teams. They allowed 274.5 passing yards per game this season. Only the Pittsburgh Steelers (291.3 passing yards per game) allowed more among playoff teams. The Redskins decided to make a move ahead of facing Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers this Sunday by signing veteran free agent cornerback Cary Williams.

Williams provides the Redskins with some much needed depth in their secondary. He appeared in 10 games this season for the Seattle Seahawks and had 30 tackles. He has nine career interceptions in 97 games (75 game started). Each of his nine career interceptions came in the past three years. He had four with the Ravens in 2012, three with the Eagles in 2013, and two with the Eagles in 2014.

Williams has done well in the playoffs during his career. He acted as an extremely important member of the Ravens secondary during their Super Bowl run in 2012 with two interceptions and 19 tackles in four games. Williams is a physical corner who should help the Redskins secondary and give them a better chance of beating the Packers on Sunday afternoon.