ARIZONA CARDINALS

Arizona Cardinals release cornerback Marcus Williams

May 21, 2018, 1:12 PM
Houston Texans cornerback Marcus Williams (40) before an NFL football game against the San Francisc...
Houston Texans cornerback Marcus Williams (40) before an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
(AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

The Arizona Cardinals released cornerback Marcus Williams on Monday, just more than a month after signing the fifth-year player to a one-year deal.

The team signed Williams, 27, on April 19.

Arizona has since filled in the void at its second starting cornerback position by trading a 2020 sixth-round pick to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for starting cornerback Jamar Taylor on Saturday.

Williams, a fifth-year NFL veteran, has played for the New York Jets and Houston Texans. He’s started 14 games and has compiled 10 interceptions, 20 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and 107 tackles in 49 games played.

The Cardinals return All-Pro Patrick Peterson at one starting cornerback position but have a list of relative unknowns behind Taylor.

Taylor reportedly restructured his contract that had two years remaining to facilitate the trade to Arizona. In his last two years with the Cleveland Browns, Taylor has recorded 119 tackles, three interceptions and 23 passes defensed.

The 27-year-old out of Boise State was a second-round draft pick in 2013 and played for the Miami Dolphins during his first three NFL seasons.

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