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Richard Sherman likes new additions for Legion of Boom

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman gave his honest opinion of two new cornerbacks for the Legion of Boom – veteran Cary Williams and fifth-round draft choice Tye Smith.

Williams, 30, was signed as a free agent after playing the last two seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles but was a starter for the Super-Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens before going to the Eagles.

“I think he’s doing a great job,” Sherman said of Williams. “He’s been in the league for seven years now, and he’s played the technique we play.”

Williams (6-foot-2, 200 pounds) is a tall, physical corner the Seahawks coaches love. He prefers playing the press-coverage style the Seahawks often employ.

“The way we do it is slightly different than what he’s accustomed to playing,’’ Sherman said. “But he’s catching on quickly and he’s acclimating really well. I think just more repetitions and he’ll be fine.”

Smith (6-0, 195) also is a physical corner out of Towson. Sherman likes what he sees in Smith but said it’s going to take time.

“I think Tye is going to be a good player,” Sherman said. “He’s a little raw. Sometimes he gets … I don’t want to say, but he just loses focus out there. Overall, I think he’s playing good ball.”

Sherman also praised rookie free agents safeties Tristan Wade and Kennan Lambert, who is Kam Chancellor’s half-brother.

I think they’re all doing great,” Sherman said. “We’re really excited for these young guys. They’ve been fantastic. Obviously, all our guys, [Marcus] Burley, Steven Terrell, Will Blackmon – it’s great to have him back – but I think this is going to be one of our better years at defensive back. We’re going to have great depth.”