Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Roy Williams visiting with Cincinnati

Cut by the Cowboys on March 5, Roy Williams is in Cincinnati, visiting with the Bengals and possibly rejoining defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.

According to Williams' agent, Jordan Woy, Williams has already turned down one offer and he has two more potential visits.

Scheduled to count $6.6 million against the salary cap this season, the Cowboys released Williams, who was named to the Pro Bowl five times in his first seven seasons.

Williams was limited to three games in 2008 because of a twice fractured right forearm and had just nine tackles. Zimmer was the Cowboys' defensive coordinator from 2000-06, covering Williams' time as the team's No. 1 pick in 2002 through his first four Pro Bowl appearances. With Zimmer calling the defensive shots, Williams averaged more than three interceptions and nearly 98 tackles a season.

1 comment:

Matt said...

This is kind of surprising....I would imagine that this is just a courtesy visit to Zimmer. Williams is way above the price tag the Bengals are looking for and is not in a position of great need for the team....he has several visits lined up beyond this one as well.