Prior to today, the Ravens lacked a proven, physical running back that they could team with Ray Rice.
That’s no longer a void on the Baltimore roster.
The Ravens have signed Ricky Williams to a two-year contract that could be worth up to $4 million, according to ProFootballTalk.com.
Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em.
Williams (5-foot-10, 230 lbs.) is now the biggest running back on the Ravens’ roster. He comes to Baltimore from Miami, where he rushed for 673 yards and two TDs last year, and 1,121 yards and 11 TDs in 2009.
The 11-year pro gives the Ravens a quality third down back, and a guy that they can hand the rock to in goal line and short-yardage situations. Given the amount the Ravens intend to run the ball this year, Williams also provides a guy the coaches can lean on should Rice suffer some sort of injury.
I’m popping out to practice now; more on the Williams signing to come.
UPDATE: The Ravens have also signed veteran tight end/fullback Kris Wilson, according to Wilson’s agent.
Wilson, a seven-year pro, caught six passes for 73 yards for the Chargers last season. He was a second-round pick by the Chiefs back in 2004.