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Eagles Add CB Williams, S Phillips

Posted Mar 14, 2013

The Eagles signed two more players Thursday afternoon who will immediately compete for starting roles on the defense in cornerback Cary Williams and safety Kenny Phillips.

Cary Williams, 28, joins the Eagles on a three-year deal after starting all 16 games for the Super Bowl winning Baltimore Ravens in 2012. He recorded four interceptions with 17 passes defended and 67 tackles for the Ravens last year. A seventh-round pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2008, Williams joined the Ravens in 2009 and earned a starting role in 2011. Williams, 6-1, 185, has started all 32 games since 2011. A Miami, FL., native, Williams played collegiately at Washburn, where he was a two-year starter after initially beginning his collegiate career at Fordham University.

Sticking in the secondary, the Eagles added former New York Giants safety Kenny Phillips on a one-year deal. The 31st overall pick in 2008, Phillips started 41 games for the Giants over five seasons, including 36 over the last three seasons. He missed nine games in 2012 thanks in part to a sprained MCL. The playmaking safety has eight career interceptions.

Williams and Phillips join Bradley Fletcher and Patrick Chung as much-needed additions to the Eagles secondary.

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