Eagles Sign S Kenny Phillips and CB Cary Williams
3/14/2013 4:55:00 PM
MARCH 14, NOVACARE COMPLEX – The Eagles front office continued to be active during the early stages of free agency, agreeing to terms with two players on Thursday.
S Kenny Phillips (1-year deal)
CB Cary Williams (3-year deal)
In five seasons with the New York Giants, Kenny Phillips (6-2, 217) proved to be a playmaker in the secondary, totaling eight interceptions and 26 passes defensed, in addition to 263 total tackles. Originally a first-round selection of the Giants in 2008, Phillips, 26, shined during the team’s Super Bowl championship season in 2011, tying for second on the team with a career-high four interceptions and ranking fifth in tackles (72). A 2010 recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award, Phillips recovered from a serious knee injury in 2009 to start 15 of 16 games for the Giants during the following campaign. A former collegiate standout at the University of Miami, Phillips started 33 games for the Hurricanes and registered 203 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, seven interceptions and three forced fumbles.
Cary Williams (6-1, 190) started all 16 games for the Super Bowl winning Baltimore Ravens in 2012, recording four interceptions with 17 passes defended and 67 tackles. A seventh-round pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2008, Williams joined the Ravens in 2009 and earned a starting role in 2011. Williams, 28, has started all 32 games for Baltimore 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.