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Washington Redskins to sign Cary Williams ahead of Packers playoff game

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The Washington Redskins surprised many people by making it to the 2015 NFL playoffs, and they've made a move today that they hope will mean their postseason run doesn't end at the Wild Card round.

As reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, the NFC East franchise has signed veteran cornerback Clay Williams to a contract.

Williams, who was released by the Seattle Seahawks in early December, was a necessary addition after injuries issues in the Washington secondary reared their head this week.


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Impressive rookie safety Kyshoen Jarrett has already been ruled out of Washington's game against the Packers, whilst cornerback Dashaun Phillips' status is unclear after he was stretchered from the field during the franchise's week 17 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

The addition of Williams, therefore, adds valuable experience and depth at a position that could come under pressure should Aaron Rodgers and co. hit the right gear this weekend.

The 31-year-old recorded 46 tackles, four passes defensed, a forced fumble and a sack during his 10-game spell with the Seahawks in 2015. 

Although, the fact he was released so early into a three-year contract suggests the Redskins shouldn't expect a lockdown corner performance should he see the field on Sunday.

Williams does, however, bring with his playoff experience. Through his eight-year NFL career, the cornerback has 11 postseason appearances, including four during the Baltimore Ravens' run to the Super Bowl in 2012.

With Seattle also in Wild Card action this weekend, there is the possibility that Williams could meet his former employees in the coming weeks, too.

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