CB Williams released by Seahawks after starting first 10 games

Published Dec. 7, 2015 4:51 p.m. ET

Expected to be the final piece to the Legion of Boom, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Cary Williams was released by the team on Monday.

Williams was jettisoned before completing the first season of his three-year, $18 million contract that included a $7 million guarantee, the Seattle Times reported.

The 30-year-old Williams started the first 10 games for Seattle but was benched in the second half of the Seahawks' 29-13 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Nov. 22. He was inactive for the past two games.

Expected to replace Byron Maxwell after leaving the Philadelphia Eagles as a free agent, Williams did not have an interception before losing his job to DeShawn Shead. He had nine picks in his previous three seasons with the Eagles and Baltimore Ravens.