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Seahawks sign Cary Williams and Will Blackmon

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Seattle Seahawks fans may still be reeling from their dramatic loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX, but the new NFL season will begin today and every team in the league is looking ahead to the 2015 NFL season and trying to pick up some key free agents to bolster their team.

Despite making it to the Super Bowl for the second year running, Seattle Seahawks will still be busy during free agency after the news that cornerback Byron Maxwell will be released.

This could have left the Seahawks without a top cornerback to complement the league's best in Richard Sherman. Maxwell was outstanding for Seattle last season - only giving up one touchdown in coverage - and the Seahawks have not wasted any time trying to pick up his replacement.

Maxwell's replacement 

According to reports today, the Seahawks have pulled the trigger and signed former Eagles star cornerback Cary Williams on a three-year, $18 million deal.

"Released by the Philadelphia Eagles last week, Cary Williams is set to rebound nicely by landing with a Super Bowl contender," reported on Tuesday.

"Williams will sign a three-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, reports NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, via a source informed of the veteran cornerback's thinking. The contract will be worth $18 million, per Rapoport."

Double signing

Furthermore, the Seahawks have improved their defense even more with signing of former Jaguars cornerback Will Blackmon today, which means they have now bolstered a secondary that was looking somewhat fragile after the expected departure of Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane's ACL surgery in February - not to mention the shocking postseason play of Tharold Simon.

It remains to be seen how well Williams and Blackmon play next season for Seattle, but what do you think Seahawks fans? Is Cary Williams the perfect replacement for Byron Maxwell? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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