Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams says he doesn’t care if his new team doesn’t like that he’s not at voluntary team activities.
“I really don’t care. I told them what the situation was and we had a communication and that’s what it was,” said Williams on the “The Mike Missanelli Show” on 97.5 The Fanatic Philadelphia.
Williams, who joined the Eagles after playing the past four seasons in Baltimore, has missed OTAs for several different reasons, including his daughter’s dance recital, dental work, construction on his house and his wedding.
“Teams, organizations, the NFL itself hold players captive over the OTAs,” he said. “They say it’s not mandatory but it’s mandatory, you know what I’m saying? If you want me to be there, if you want me to play football year-round, you don’t want me to not have an offseason, you don’t want me to have a personal life, let me know.”
Williams signed a three-year deal worth $17.5 million, $10.5 million guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
“What kills me is people talk about how much money I make,” Williams said. “Like that’s still gonna take away from me wanting to be a great dad and a good family man. I have no off days during the season. I hope y’all understand that; there’s no off days. I can’t come to work and say, ‘Oh, my head hurts. I can’t make it today,’ because my job requires much more than that.”
The 28-year-old Williams didn’t have anything to say to passionate Eagles fans.
“I don’t have nothing to say to the fans, man. You’ll see me on Sunday. You’ll see me flying around making plays. That’s it. That’s all you’re gonna see. I don’t have to explain myself to anybody.”
In 2012, Williams had 75 total tackles, one sack, four interceptions and a touchdown in 16 regular season games as a member of the Ravens.