After two seasons in Philadelphia, the Eagles have released cornerback Cary Williams today.

By cutting Williams the team saves the $6.5 million in cap room and opens the door for Philadelphia to sign a top free agent cornerback.

As a guest on the Sports Bash on Monday's show Eagles insider Geoff Mosher told me he expected the Eagles to make a run at Seattle free agent corner Byron Maxwell - this moves certinally opens the door for that to happen.

Williams was one of the first free agents to come to Philadelphia during the Chip Kelly era, and started every game for the team during the last two seasons.  Williams, 30, inked a three-year, $17MM contract with the Eagles prior to the 2013 season, so he had one year remaining on that deal.

He was brought here in part because of his role with the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens - the Eagles were hoping he could bring some leadership and swagger to Billy Davis' unit.

In his first season with the Eagles Williams missed mini-camp and was the subject of controversy almost from the start.  His inconsistent play, paired with Bradley Fletcher of the past two seasons was a big issue for the team.

Now with Williams gone and Fletcher most likely gone, the team will have two new starting cornes for the 2015 season.

Here is a list of the free agent cornerbacks on the market:

1. Byron Maxwell
2. Brandon Flowers
3. Tramon Williams
4. Antonio Cromartie
5. Buster Skrine
6. Kareem Jackson

7. Davon House
8. Perrish Cox
9. Jimmy Wilson
10. Patrick Robinson
11. Chris Culliver

12. Cary Williams
13. Rashean Mathis
14. Alan Ball
15. Walter Thurmond III
16. Terence Newman
17. Charles Tillman
18. Tarell Brown
19. Brice McCain
20. Darius Butler
21. Shareece Wright

22. Cortland Finnegan
23. Bradley Fletcher
24. Kyle Wilson
25. Josh Wilson
26. Robert McClain

27. Will Blackmon
28. Chris Cook
29. Ike Taylor
30. Brandon Harris
31. Carlos Rogers
32. Mike Jenkins
33. Antoine Cason
34. E.J. Biggers
35. Chykie Brown



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